That’s a big reduction of $5,900 in the case of the Bolt EV and $6,300 in the case of the Bolt EUV.

Note that Chevrolet EVs are not eligible for $7,500 federal tax credit, but even with out it, they are still priced well below other small EVs.

But none of that matters if you are renting one from Hertz.

Hertz buying 175,000 electric vehicles from GM
Photo: Hertz

Hertz Renters Beware –

Hertz is now charging a substantial cancellation fee for rentals, even if you reserve and cancel as much 90 days ahead of your reservation.

That cancellation fee can be as much as $200 – and the full fee if you don’t show at all.  So shop around, and read the rules online carefully.

I was charged a $50 cancellation fee last spring, even though I cancelled more than two weeks ahead and even though the website says no fee for members of the Hertz loyalty club, which I have been for 30-something years.

It was a two-month battle to get the unadvertised fee refunded – thank you very much, American Express.