The Hertz company wants to expand electric cars very significantly and for this they have placed a large order for 100,000 vehicles neither more nor less than Tesla, from Elon Musk.
Hertz’s plan is to modernize its fleet and offer some Tesla Model 3s as part of its catalog, first at airports in the United States and in some cities in Europe. “Electric vehicles are already popular and we are just seeing the beginning of large-scale demand and interest,” assures Mark Fieldssays Mark Fields, the CEO of the company. According to Hertz, 40 percent of its customers in the United States would be interested in an electric car when buying a new one.
The report of Bloomberg ensures that the order of 100,000 electric cars will bring Tesla revenues of $ 4.2 billion in total.
Now, the timing of Hertz making this request is striking as earlier this year, the car rental company was on the verge of filing for bankruptcy. The economic problems were caused by the pandemic; Due to global quarantines and travel limitations, Hertz’s numbers plummeted.
However, that seems to be a thing of the past, in part because global travel resumed and because Hertz managed to rearrange its finances and debts. And now the goal is to make your entire fleet electric, and for that the 100,000 vehicles ordered from Tesla are just the beginning.
The company is also rolling out a network of electric chargers across the United States and Europe, ready for when all new electric cars are delivered by the end of 2022.