Hertz isn’t simply inclining toward Tesla to jolt its fleet. The rental vehicle office has struck an arrangement that will see it purchase “up to” 65,000 Polestar EVs over five years. The underlying blend will zero in on the Polestar 2 vehicle, yet ought to grow to different models over the long haul. Vehicles will be accessible to lease in Europe beginning this spring, and ought to arrive in both North America and Australia in the not-so-distant future.
The team-up is a continuation of Hertz’s plan to offer the biggest selection of EV rentals in North America, and “one of the largest” worldwide. The strategy includes offering EVs to rideshare drivers working for companies like Uber.
The buy is a steady one, and Hertz has given itself space for error on the off chance that it needs fewer models. This is as yet an enormous request, however, and could essentially expand the possibilities that your next rental may be an EV. It’s additionally a greater arrangement for Polestar than it was for Tesla. Polestar sold only 29,000 vehicles in 2021, and ‘just’ hopes to over two times that number in 2022 – Hertz could assume a huge part in the maker’s close term achievement.