Hertz Drive to Buy

Hertz Rent2Buy®

Through the Hertz Rent2Buy® Program, Hertz aims to provide drivers with a flexible pathway to ownership of an EV while enabling them to generate income through platforms like Uber. This program represents Hertz's endeavor to assist PCO drivers in transitioning to electric mobility by offering a comprehensive, convenient, and affordable EV to earn with. Upon the completion of the Hertz Rent2Buy® contract, the EV will be transferred to the new owner at the end of the term.

Drivers love Rent2Buy

  • All-inclusive package: Insurance, maintenance, licensing and breakdown cover.
  • Flexibility: Option to cancel after the minimum period with only 4 weeks’ notice.
  • Holiday payment breaks: Up to 4 weeks payment holiday per year where you don’t pay your weekly rate.
  • Customer Support: A dedicated team to support you.
  • Uber EV Assistance: Use funds in your Uber EV Assistance to reduce your weekly payments. Terms apply.1
  • Own your vehicle in as little as 3 years.
  • Choose from brand-new and pre-owned EVs with low mileage.

Switch to EV now! Benefit from the Uber EV Assistance1!

Claim up to £5000 in EV Assistance to help you switch.

Eligibility criteria and terms apply1

EV drivers are eligible for Uber Green trips in London which earn 10% more than UberX + Get up to £750 charging credits from BP Pulse. Terms apply1.

1Source: z.uber.com/goEV 2WLTP = Worldwide harmonized Light Vehicles Tests Procedures.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why choose Rent-to-Buy with Hertz?

The Hertz Rent-to-Buy scheme allows you to own your PCO car by making manageable weekly rental payments. You will own your PCO car at the end of the contract if you pay all your weekly rental fees.

What's included?

Hire and Reward insurance, servicing, MOT, PHVL, road tax, breakdown cover.

Will I own the PCO car at the end of the payment plan?

Yes, vehicle ownership will be transferred to your name and the end of your contract.

How much is the down payment?

The down payment varies depending on the model and is not refundable.

Does my weekly rental price include servicing and insurance?

Yes, servicing and insurance are included.

What's not included in the payment plan?

Wear and tear items such as tyres, brakes, wipers, etc are not included.

Are there any charges at the end of my contract?

If all your payments are completed, there is just a £240 admin fee to process the name change on the log book.

What do I need to bring to get started?

If you want to get started right away, please bring the following with you:

  • Deposit & first week’s rent
  • Driving license
  • National insurance number
  • PCO badge
  • Proof of address
What if I have a 'bad' credit-score?

No problem, you can still start a Rent-to-Buy contract with Hertz.

What is the minimum age?

The minimum age is 25.

What are the requirements?

We will use a trusted third-party provider to check your eligibility against the criteria below to ensure that you fit within our insurance and risk margins:

  • Age: 25+
  • Valid Private Hire badge
  • UK residency: minimum 5 years
  • UK/EU driving license: minimum 5 years
  • Convictions: max 6 points (but no serious convictions)
  • Claims: no more than 1 fault claim in last 3 years
What if I have points on my license?

We typically accept up to 6 points, but more serious convictions are not acceptable.

Do I have to work with Uber to rent from Hertz?

All PCO drivers are welcome to drive our cars.

Do you accept PCO drivers who've had accidents?

We usually only allow up to 1 fault claim in the last 3 years. However, our insurance partner will consider each application on a case-by-case basis.

What's the 4 Week Holiday Payment Break?

After 6 months, you will be eligible for up to 4 weeks break from making payments per year. There is an admin fee of £25 per payment holiday week taken. When you take a payment holiday, the number of weeks you take will be added to the end of your contract.

What if I want to cancel my Rent 2 Buy contract?

You can cancel your contract at any time after 3 months by giving 4 weeks notice. You will lose all your rental payments up to that point and there is a £240 contract cancellation fee. You will be charged for any excess mileage and any damage.

How do the PCO insurance costs work?

PCO insurance is free with your Rent-to-Buy contract with Hertz. You will have fully comprehensive hire and reward cover with a £1,000 excess. That means your liability is limited to £1,000 for any fault claims.

Does PCO insurance cover on-demand delivery services?

Yes, that’s included.

Is there a mileage restriction?

Yes, 1000 miles per week. If you exceed this, you will be charged on a monthly basis but any excess mileage payments will go towards car payments at the end of the contract. If you keep the car to the end of the contract you will never pay more than the agreed price at the start of the contract.

Excess Mileage Charges

Excess mileage costs 20p per mile above the cap.

Is there an administration charge for PCNs?

There is an admin fee of £15 for handling PCNs.

Does my PCO car come with a PHV license?

Yes, your car will be fully licensed and uploaded to Uber so you be ready to start earning immediately.

Can I take my Rent to Buy car abroad?

No, you cannot travel outside of Great Britain.

Can I change the colour of my car?

Please check with our team for more information.

Can my friend, family or partner drive my PCO car?

No additional drivers are allowed to drive under the terms of the agreement.

Is servicing included?

Yes, standard servicing is included in the weekly rate.

Where do I get my car serviced?

We have an extensive network of service partners across London so you can choose a location convenient for you. When your service is due we will send you a link to book your vehicle in at a time that suits you and the cost will be covered by Hertz.

How often does my car need to be serviced?

Each scheduled maintenance should be completed in line the with manufacturer’s recommended service schedule. Typically this will be every 15,000-20,000 miles or 12 months for EVs.

Where can I do an MOT test?

We have an extensive network of approved partners across London so you can choose a location convenient for you. When your MOT is due we will send you a link to book your vehicle in at a time that suits you and the cost will be covered by Hertz.

What happens if my cat breaks down?

Hertz customers are covered by 24/7 roadside assistance. If your car breaks down, contact our customer support team for assistance.

What happens if I miss a payment?

Please let our customer support team know as soon as possible and we will work with you to find a solution. If payments are missed and you have not been in touch, we reserve the right to immobilize the vehicle.