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For those of you that aren't quite sure if an electric vehicle is something that you can live, with you'll have an easier way to find out early in 2011. According to The New York Times, Hertz will begin renting the Nissan Leaf in the United States and Europe shortly after customer deliveries begin late this year. At this point, it is unlikely the Leaf rental will available everywhere. Instead, the same regions where the car is first offered for sale will probably be in the lead for rentals. That means places like California and Hawaii will get the first batch of cars.

While tourists may be interested in renting the Leaf, they might want to check with their lodgings first to ensure that there will be somewhere to plug it in. It could put a real damper on a vacation to land in Hawaii and then have not be able to charge the car at the hotel.

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