Hertz focuses on electric cars: maxi order of 175 thousand cars to GM

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Many companies car rental companies are gradually expanding their fleet with electric cars. Hertz , from this point of view it is & quot; running & quot; and aims to want to dispose of the pi & ugrave; large fleet of battery-powered cars in the United States ( a quarter of the fleet should be 100% electric by the end of 2024) and after the agreements with Tesla and Polestar, the company & agrave; has decided to place a maxi order of 175,000 electric cars from General Motors . The first vehicles will join the Hertz fleet in 2023. The deliveries of the cars should be completed by 2027.

But which battery-powered cars of the American group will join the Hertz fleet? According to reports, models of the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac and BrightDrop brands (electric vans) will arrive. In particular, we will start; with Chevrolet Bolt and Bolt EUV models due to be delivered in the first quarter of 2023.

The idea of ​​society car rental & egrave; that of having battery-powered cars of various segments in order to satisfy the different needs of customers. Therefore, the range of electric models will include & agrave; sedans, SUVs of various sizes, pickups, commercial vehicles and luxury models.

The American company estimates that its customers will travel more; 8 billion miles (12.9 billion kilometers) with electric vehicles over the next five years. This should make it possible to save around 3.5 million tonnes of CO2 in terms of emissions. Stephen Scherr , CEO of Hertz, commented:

& Egrave; exciting that two iconic American companies that have shaped the evolution of transportation for more of a century come together to redefine the future of mobility in the twenty-first century. We are thrilled to partner with GM on this initiative, which will amplier & agrave; considerably our offer of electric vehicles to Hertz customers.

THE AGREEMENTS WITH TESLA AND POLESTAR

We remind you that, previously, Hertz already had; carried out two maxi orders for electric cars that had caused a lot of discussion because of their & quot; scope & quot ;. The first with Tesla for a total of 100,000 electric cars. The second, on the other hand, with Polestar equal to 65,000 battery-powered cars.

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