TORONTO, April 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Discount Car & Truck Rentals, a national leader in the automotive rental industry, is giving Torontonians a chance to test drive the new electric Chevrolet Volt for free - and to see for themselves why going electric is better.
"We believe that electric cars are the way of the future, and are good for our country and our planet. An electric car really needs to be driven to be believed," said Jay Singer, Vice-President, Fleet & National Sales, Discount Car & Truck Rentals. The Volt is one of several electric cars in the marketplace. "As a major provider of transportation in Canada, we have a responsibility to help people experience electric cars and hopefully contribute to the global acceptance of this new technology."
The Chevrolet Volt will arrive at Discount's head office on April 1st, where it will be driven for ten days by Herb Singer, Founder and President of Discount Car & Truck Rentals. Herb's experiences driving the electric car will be shared on Discount's Twitter (http://twitter.com/DiscountCar and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/DiscountCarAndTruckRentals) pages.
After April 10th, the car will go to the Discount location at 134 Jarvis Street in Toronto, where qualified customers can rent the Volt for free. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis, and Discount anticipates a huge turnout. All rentals will be for a 24 hour period maximum, and reservation requests should be emailed to [email protected]. The actual rental charge for the car will be waived. Customers will be only responsible for purchasing a collision damage waiver or providing their own transferable collision insurance, excess kilometers above the 250 free kilometers per day, and any related taxes and surcharges.
"We're excited to do our small part here," says Barry Singer, Vice President of Marketing. "It's nice to do something positive for the environment, and our customers get a great free experience at the same time."
About Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Toronto, Discount Car & Truck Rentals is a nationally recognized brand operating neighborhood rental locations in Canada and Australia. With nearly 300 neighborhood branch offices located within 15 minutes from 90 percent of the Canadian population, Discount is proud to be the largest car rental company in Canada owned by Canadians. Discount is known for renting cars and trucks at exceptionally low prices while providing outstanding customer service. Discount is proud to have originated picking up and dropping off its clients at no extra cost. In 2010, Discount was named one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures TM and continues to be a Platinum award winner for 2011 and 2012. Discount has also won the Consumer's Choice Award for Business Excellence for 11 consecutive years. For more information about Discount, visit www.discountcar.com.
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