Hertz has announced it intends to purchase up to 65,000 electric vehicles (EVs) from Polestar, as the car rental company continues on its path toward electrifying its fleet.
The deal will see the cars delivered over a period of five years, with the first Polestar EVs becoming available to rent later this spring in Europe.
North American and Australian customers can expect to be able to rent them later this year.
“We are excited to partner with Polestar and look forward to introducing their premium EV products into our retail and rideshare fleets,” said Stephen Scherr, Hertz CEO. “Today’s partnership with Polestar further builds on our ambition to become a leading participant in the modern mobility ecosystem and doing so as an environmentally-forward company.
The deal is a substantial one for Polestar, which delivered only 29,000 vehicles globally last year.
This is the second major EV deal for Hertz. Last year the company announced plans to purchase 100,000 Tesla Model 3s, with many locations across the US already having a substantial fleet of the electric sedans.
It was also recently revealed the deal included the Model Y Long Range, which is expected to be available for rent soon.