September 21, 1999 |
Enter ignition code. Hit the "run" button. Ping. "Wow, that's cool," says Denise Kimes, who has just started a strawberry-red, electric sports car at Los Angeles International Airport without a key or any noise or sputter of exhaust. In a minute, Kimes will drive away from EV Rental Cars, the first and only company in the U.S. to rent electric cars to the public, says EV Rental Cars spokesman Terry O'Day.