Hertz is making a giant push into the electrical automobile house for its fleet of rental vehicles, beginning with Tesla and now Polestar. Late final 12 months, Hertz positioned an order for 100,000 Tesla automobiles, and now they’ll get one other 65,000 from Polestar over the subsequent 5 years.
Again in 2021, Hertz virtually went bankrupt, began to get well, and has since switched gears and goals to supply the biggest EV rental fleet in North America and a number of other different areas across the globe. And whereas the corporate already presents just a few totally different EVs, they’re few and much between for potential prospects.
Nevertheless, throughout the subsequent few years, you’ll have 1000’s to select from, together with Tesla vehicles and SUVs, the Polestar 2, and even Polestar’s upcoming “efficiency SUV EV,” the Polestar 3.
In April, Polestar, the Swedish premium electrical automotive maker collectively owned by Volvo, revealed it had partnered with Hertz and would provide them with electrical automobiles over the subsequent a number of years. Quick ahead to this week, Polestar announced it has formally began delivering these orders, beginning with the Polestar 2.
In keeping with the press launch, Polestar will ship roughly 13,000 electrical automobiles yearly to Hertz over the subsequent 5 years. Prospects will have the ability to order and lease the Polestar 2 in Europe and different areas someday quickly, whereas North America and Australia can have entry to Polestar automobiles in late 2022.
A part of the fleet can even embrace (in very restricted numbers) the Polestar 1 electrical hybrid efficiency sportscar for these prepared to spend further and lease from the “Dream fleet” of automobiles. Between this order from Polestar and the earlier settlement with Tesla, the primary time you drive an EV may very well be a rental.