Car rentals will be going greener, at least at Hertz, which will purchase 100,000 Tesla Model 3 electric sedans over the next 14 months. The rental car company announced the move Monday morning, saying that over 20 percent of its rental fleet will consist of battery-electric vehicles by the end of 2022.
To power its BEVs, Hertz will install “thousands of chargers” at its locations around the world. Hertz customers will also be able to recharge the Teslas at the electric carmaker’s 3,000-plus level 3 chargers in the US and Europe.
“Electric vehicles are now mainstream, and we’ve only just begun to see rising global demand and interest,” said Hertz interim CEO Mark Fields in a statement. “The new Hertz is going to lead the way as a mobility company, starting with the largest EV rental fleet in North America and a commitment to grow our EV fleet and provide the best rental and recharging experience for leisure and business customers around the world.”