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Ford Partners with Hertz UK to Make Hourly Van Hire Seamless For FordPass Customers

  • FordPass app adds new hourly van hire feature powered by Hertz 24/7
  • Access to 230 vans for DIY projects or bulky shopping at push of a button
  • Hertz 24/7 vans conveniently located at stores across the UK including B&Q, Bunnings, Costco and IKEA for rental by the hour

BRENTWOOD, Essex, 5th December, 2017 – Ford has partnered with Hertz in the UK to offer Hertz 24/7 hourly van hire via the FordPass app, Ford’s mobility platform. FordPass customers can now seamlessly enrol in Hertz 24/7 and enjoy quick access to van hire, making the movement of bulky home purchases convenient and affordable.

The Hertz 24/7 vans are located at superstores across the country including B&Q, Bunnings, Costco and IKEA.

Joerg Ullrich, Advanced Consumer Experience Marketing at Ford Motor Company, said: “Purchases made at homeware and garden stores are often large and difficult to transport. Arranging Hertz 24/7 van hire by the hour through the FordPass app gives our customers an alternative to traditional delivery services, saving them time and money.”

Fabrice Genty, Senior Director, Car Sharing Operations, Hertz Europe, said: “Our Hertz 24/7 hourly van rental service represents a hassle-free, self-delivery option for all our members shopping at the various superstore retailers we partner with. We are confident that FordPass customers will enjoy the seamless access to Hertz 24/7’s enrolment process and the service’s convenience.”

Prices start at just £13 per hour and to mark the introduction of the new feature, Ford and Hertz are offering £10 credit to FordPass customers for their first Hertz 24/7 rental*.

FordPass app is helping people travel in a smarter way. Additional features include:

  • Live traffic delivering real-time service updates to help avoid congestion.
  • In-app service booking.
  • Ford credit account management.
  • FordGuides to help with any FordPass questions.
  • Find locations and the cost of parking in the UK with FordPass partner NCP.

Introduced next year, the new FordPass Connect, the embedded modem technology, will add additional features such as remote lock or unlock, vehicle location, and automatic vehicle health alerts.

The FordPass app is available to download for free now in both the Apple and Google app stores.

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* FordPass customers who become Hertz 24/7 members can benefit from £10 credit when they book their first van hire through the app using code ‘1068’.

The voucher code is only valid for rentals completed by January 31st, 2018.

All the terms and conditions of the introductory offer available from https://www.fordpass.co.uk/en_gb/promotion-terms-and-conditions.html

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 201,000 employees and 62 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. At the same time, Ford aggressively is pursuing emerging opportunities through Ford Smart Mobility, the company’s plan to be a leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.  For more information regarding Ford, its products worldwide or Ford Motor Credit Company, visit www.corporate.ford.com.​

Ford of Europe is responsible for producing, selling and servicing Ford brand vehicles in 50 individual markets and employs approximately 53,000 employees at its wholly owned facilities and approximately 68,000 people when joint ventures and unconsolidated businesses are included. In addition to Ford Motor Credit Company, Ford Europe operations include Ford Customer Service Division and 24 manufacturing facilities (16 wholly owned or consolidated joint venture facilities and 8 unconsolidated joint venture facilities). The first Ford cars were shipped to Europe in 1903 – the same year Ford Motor Company was founded. European production started in 1911.

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