All you need to know about electric cars, rental locations, charging stations and other relevant information with Hertz

We are excited about the new generation of electric vehicles that we are introducing to our fleet and hope that this information will be helpful.


“Hertz has been in the forefront on the Icelandic Car Rental market in many ways throughout the years with our policy to operate a new fleet, experimental projects like Hydrogen vehicles and the option to offset your carbon emissions with Kolviður.”

Our Electric Vehicles

VW e-UP | Electric | Automatic

Best condition range:
150-180 km (32 kw) || 258 WLTP

Kia e-Niro | Electric | Automatic

Best condition range:
350-450 km (77 kw) || 455 WLTP

VW ID.3 | Electric | Automatic

Best condition range:
300-420 km (58 kw Long-range) || 420 WLTP

VW ID.4 | Electric | Automatic

Best condition range:
350-500 km (77 kw Longrange) || 550 WLTP

Tesla Model 3 | Electric | Automatic

Best condition range:
400-500 km (75 kw Longrange) || 567 WLTP

Tesla Model Y | Electric | Automatic

Best condition range:
350-450 km (75 kw Longrange) || 505 WLTP

Renting and driving an electric car in Iceland

Rental stations:
Our electric cars can be rented in our Reykjavík downtown location and at Reykjavík domestic airport. In the near future the plan is to introduce more locations.
Driving range:
The driving range depends on few factors, e.g. driving style, weather condition / temperature, the total weight of the car with luggage and passengers. Please note that information on driving range is relative and for guidance only.
Damages to battery / underbody damage:
No insurance covers damages to the underbody of the vehicle. This is especially vulnerable in regards to electric cars as the battery is located under the vehicle.
The car is delivered at least 80% charged and customers must return it back 80% charged. If the electric car is delivered back below 80% a charging and administration fee will apply in the amount of 9.500 isk. It takes Hertz about 6-8 hours to fully charge a car.
Charging cable:
A charging cable can be found in the car. A fee of 65.000 ISK will apply for lost or damaged cable.

Charging stations & charging options

Charging cable can be found in the vehicle. Most car models have a navigation system where you can view a list of charging stations in Iceland. So they are usually easy to find either with the vehicles navigation or even with google maps. Charging stations will be available soon at our rental location in Reykjavík. 

Tesla is accelerating their setup on charging stations around the island.

ON Power has been running a network of chargingstations around Iceland for several years.

You can find an overview of all charging stations in Iceland with PlugShare

Interesting information, links and articles about electric car related issues.

General information:

Electric Vehicle Database


About Electric Cars
Iceland Reaches 25% EV Market Share

How is the Icelandic government promoting electric vehicles? 

The International Council On Clean Transportation