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The real reason Hertz is selling EVs

It’s the kind of headline EV boosters hate, and EV boo-birds trumpet: just two years after announcing that it would buy 100,000 Teslas and a raft of other EVs, rental giant Hertz announced that it would sell 20,000 of its Teslas and replace them with tried-and-true gas-guzzlers (at this writing, the company is offering around… Read more »

Zeem to provide Hertz with EV charging at LAX

US commercial EV service provider Zeem Solutions has announced a partnership with Hertz to provide charging services for Hertz’s EV rental fleet at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Located less than a mile from the airport, Zeem’s depot offers on-site charging, parking, security, scheduled maintenance and cleaning for EV fleets of cars, vans, buses and… Read more »

Hertz to offer 2,100 rental EVs in Houston, build public charging hub

Houston may be known as the capital of the US oil industry, but Mayor Sylvester Turner has a Climate Action Plan that sets out to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve regional air quality. Mayor Turner recently joined Hertz CEO Stephen Scherr to announce the launch of the Hertz Electrifies Houston initiative. The rental giant… Read more »

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 »

Exclusive: Black Book used EV values to include Recurrent battery-condition data

The biggest question in buying a used EV is whether its battery is any good and how much range is left. We’re a little closer to an answer now. The Black Book used-car valuation service said Tuesday it would incorporate battery-condition data from Recurrent into its used-EV values. That data lets Black Book vary what… Read more »