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bp pulse to build and maintain charging network for Hertz

Oil giant bp is moving into the EV charging space in a comprehensive way—not just adding a few public chargers to its gas stations. In 2021, the company acquired fleet charging and energy management company Amply Power, and rebranded it as bp pulse. The business of helping fleet operators to set up and maintain their… Read more »

Hertz to order up to 175,000 GM EVs

Hertz is taking another step towards the electric future. Over the last year, the company announced plans to add 100,000 Teslas and 65,000 Polestars to its fleet. Now the rental giant has announced plans to order up to 175,000 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac and BrightDrop EVs over the next five years. Regular readers know of… Read more »

Hertz to purchase up to 65,000 Polestar EVs

Rental giant Hertz gave the whole EV industry a boost with last year’s announcement that it would add up to 100,000 Teslas to its fleet. Now the company has announced plans to buy up to 65,000 EVs from Polestar over five years. It expects to make the new EVs available beginning in Spring 2022 in… Read more »

There’s more! Hertz offers Teslas to Uber drivers for $299 per week

Hertz appears to be taking a page from Tesla’s marketing playbook, using the automaker’s classic “But wait, there’s more!” strategy. Just days after announcing that it would purchase 100,000 Teslas by the end of 2022, Hertz now says it will make up to 50,000 of these available for Uber drivers to rent. Uber and Hertz… Read more »

Why is Hertz deploying a huge fleet of Teslas? Hint: it has little to do with emissions.

Are rental car customers ready for EVs? We’re going to find out. Rental giant Hertz theoretically began introducing EVs to its fleet in 2011, and competitors soon followed. However, they were offered only in select markets, sometimes at super-premium prices. Meanwhile, Teslas became popular on the peer-to-peer rental network Turo. Now Florida-based Hertz, which rents… Read more »

Rental agency Sixt to buy 100,000 BYD EVs for European market

After a decade of talking about renting EVs, major car rental companies (including Hertz) are now starting to place serious orders. This is excellent news, because offering EVs to rental car customers could have a multiplier effect—who’d want to go back to their gas-burner after driving electric for a week? The latest rental giant to… Read more »

SparkCharge raises $23 million to scale its on-demand EV charging service

Mobile charging specialist SparkCharge has raised $23 million in a Series A funding round co-led by Tale Venture Partners and Pendulum. SparkCharge will use the new funding to scale Currently, the company’s on-demand mobile charging app, which allows users to schedule a charge to be delivered to their EVs. SparkCharge says the Currently service has… Read more »

Orlando pilot provides a blueprint for electrification of rental car fleets

A new report from a nonprofit called the Electrification Coalition details the lessons learned from a public-private partnership that tested the deployment of EVs in a large rental car fleet. The report shares key findings from the Drive Electric Orlando Rental Pilot, which incentivized travelers to rent EVs in Orlando, the largest rental car market… Read more »