If you rent a car from Hertz later this year, you could find yourself behind the wheel of an all-electric Polestar. Hertz and Polestar recently announced a new global partnership that involves Hertz purchasing up to 65,000 Polestar electric vehicles. The purchases would take place over five years and Hertz will initially order the Polestar 2. Availability will begin in Europe this spring, and in late 2022 for North America and Australia.
Hertz says the partnership is part of its ongoing commitment to lead in electrification. It follows up last fall’s announcement that Hertz plans to offer the largest EV rental fleet in North America and one of the largest in the world.