Hertz and Polestar have announced a new partnership, which will see Hertz purchase up to 65,000 Polestar electric vehicles over five years. This will start with the Polestar 2, which will be available in Hertz’s fleet in spring 2022 in Europe and late 2022 in North America and Australia.
“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. By working with EV industry leaders like Polestar, we can help accelerate the adoption of electrification while providing renters, corporate customers and rideshare partners a premium EV product, exceptional experience and lower carbon footprint.”
Hertz says that it will initially order the Polestar 2, but it hasn’t announced if it will also add Polestar’s future EVs, like the Polestar 3, to its fleet as well.