The off-rental lane at your favorite auction might have a notable selection of electric vehicles from Hertz during a future sale stemming from the rental-car company’s latest push of EVs.

This week, Hertz hosted what it called one of the largest-ever EV test drives in the country, giving rental customers and rideshare drivers the chance to test drive an EV at the Hertz location at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and to see the newest EV models showcased by Tesla, Chevrolet, Polestar and Kia.

The company said additional in-person test drives are being planned at Hertz locations across the U.S. later this year.

Hertz said it has tens of thousands of EVs available for rent at more than 2,000 locations across 44 states. In addition to leisure and business travelers, Hertz also rents EVs to rideshare drivers through a partnership with Uber.

Nearly 50,000 drivers on the Uber platform have rented electric vehicles from Hertz so far, according to the company.

“We are thrilled to offer our customers a range of rental vehicles at a variety of price points, including this exciting next generation of automotive technology,” said Laura Smith, Hertz executive vice president of global sales and customer experience.

“For customers who are curious about electric vehicles, there’s no better way to experience one than with a test drive at Hertz, which has the largest rental fleet of EVs in the U.S.,” Smith continued in a news release.

To help customers feel comfortable and confident on the road, Hertz added that it provides a variety of digital resources and in-person guidance on how to rent, charge and operate an EV.

To learn more about driving an EV and where to rent one at Hertz, visit For more details about the Hertz Let’s Go Electric promotion, visit