Hertz has been rolling out EVs in the US under its Hertz Electrifies program, and the next stop is Atlanta, where the company plans to put 4,000 EVs on the road, including Teslas.
Atlanta has already been home to many Hertz EVs, hosting the car rental company’s third-largest electric fleet. However, the fleet is about to be expanded significantly.
The new 4,000 EVs coming on board comprise multiple brands, including Tesla, Polestar, and GM-owned brands. The cars are available for leisure, business renting, and Uber ridesharing. Hertz and Uber have a platform where the former drivers can rent EVs from the latter.
Hertz will also work with BP to install up to eight public rapid chargers attached to its Hertz Uber Rental and EV Charging Location close to Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Hertz is also engaging in providing educational and training opportunities to bring electrification to underserved communities. The company has donated a Chevy Bolt along with EV educational training materials to Atlanta College and Career Academy to help the school include EV servicing in its auto-mechanic curriculum.
Atlanta mayor Andre Dickens commented on Hertz’s initiatives, “The City of Atlanta wants 100% clean energy for 100% of Atlantans by 2035, and public-private partnerships like the Hertz Electrifies Atlanta initiative will help us move closer to our goal. This initiative will help ensure our students have access to a high-growth industry and be part of our green energy future.”
Hertz had almost 50,000 Teslas in its fleet last year.