The American car rental company Hertz has ordered 100,000 electric cars from Tesla as the first step in an ambitious plan to renew its fleet of rental cars. This was reported by Bloomberg News Agency on Monday, based on sources.
The order is the largest ever for electric cars and accounts for 4.2 billion in sales for Tesla. Car rental companies usually charge large discounts from car manufacturers, but the amount mentioned indicates that Hertz does not pay much less than Tesla’s official prices.
The cars must be delivered within the next 14 months. The Tesla Model 3 sedan could be rented from Hertz branches in the United States and parts of Europe from November.
Hertz will also build its own charging stations and customers will be able to use Tesla’s supercharger stations.
In the end, almost all Hertz rental cars, and that’s half a million worldwide, have to become electric.