Polestar Begins Delivering First Electric Vehicles to Hertz

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Swedish electric automaker and subsidiary of Volvo, Polestar, announced on Thursday it had started delivering its first electric vehicles to rental car company Hertz.

“As part of one of the largest single orders for electric cars ever made, we have begun handing over the first Polestar 2 cars to Hertz. We’re not in the end zone yet, as we will provide the global car rental giant with 65,000 cars over the next five years,” said Polestar.

Back in April, Polestar announced its deal with Hertz, to supply vehicles for the latter rental and ride-share programs. At the time, Polestar said it would begin supplying cars to Hertz in Europe in the spring and for North America and Australia by the end of 2022.

“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,” said Hertz CEO Stephen Scherr at the time.

Just prior to the Hertz announcement this spring, Tesla’s Model Y was added to the rental car company’s fleet, joining the Model 3.

Earlier this week, Polestar announced its new Polestar 3 SUV was coming this fall.

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