For those in Europe that want to try out life with a battery electric car but aren't necessarily ready to commit full time, Avis may have just the deal for you. The Renault-Nissan alliance has made the biggest commitment to electric vehicles of any automaker. Starting in 2011, Avis will be making Renault electric vehicles available for rent through its outlets in Europe as part of its green fleet (see more on this green fleet here).
Renault will introduce four electric vehicles between late 2010 and 2012, including the Fluence sedan (above) and Kangoo MPV. Avis has not announced what the pricing model will be for the EVs or even which vehicles will be available. Given the limitations of electric vehicles, renting one for several days would seem like a good way for potential customers to evaluate the option.