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Hertz has said that it plans to order up to 175,000 electric vehicles from General Motors over the next five years. The first delivery will include Chevy Bolts EVs and EUVs which is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2023.
Vehicle renters will soon be able to see EVs from GM brands Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC and commercial delivery unit BrightDrop at Hertz rental locations.
This is not the first deal that Hertz has signed. The car rental giant has previously partnered with Polestar and Tesla to order up to 65,000 and 100,00 EVs to reach its goal of 25% of its fleet to be electric by 2024.
GM has a large upcoming electric vehicle range, from compact cars to SUV pickup trucks, to luxury vehicles that will now be able to rent through Hertz by 2027. GM’s new commercial EV unit BrightDrop will make its Zevo 600 van available to Hertz.
“Our work with Hertz is a huge step forward for emissions reduction and EV adoption that will help create thousands of new EV customers for GM,” said GM chair and CEO Mary Barra in a statement.
“With the vehicle choice, technology and driving range we’re delivering, I’m confident that each rental experience will further increase purchase consideration for our products and drive growth for our company.”
The GM order is the latest of deals made by Hertz, aimed at boosting Hertz’s EV portfolio.