Hertz to Purchase 65K EVs from Polestar
April 6, 2022—Rental car company Hertz on Monday announced it will purchase "up to" 65,000 electric vehicles from Swedish EV manufacturer Polestar through 2027.
According to a report from CNN Business, the move follows an order of 100,000 Teslas the rental car company placed in October last year. The company planes to order the Polestar 2, a compact sedan and one of two models the automaker currently has available on the market.
"The partnership with a global pioneer like Hertz will bring the amazing experience of driving an electric car to a wider audience, satisfying a broad variety of our mutual customers' short- and longer-term mobility requirements," Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said in a joint press release. "For many of them it may be the first time they have driven an EV, and it will be a Polestar."
The Polestar 2 has an estimated 270-mile range on a single charge.