Polestar announced that it has started deliveries of its new Polestar 2 electric vehicle to Hertz . In early April, Hetz announced that it would place an order for 65,000 Polestar electric vehicles to complement their fleet of electric vehicles that already use the Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y.
Hertz will procure 65,000 electric vehicles from Polestar over five years, averaging 13,000 vehicles per year. Hertz’s order to Polestar is billed as one of the largest single orders for an electric car ever made.
Initially, Hertz was going to order the Polestar 2, but the company is expected to also use other models of the upcoming Polestar electric vehicle.
The Polestar 2, which is part of the Hertz fleet, is expected to be available for lease in Europe from this Spring, while in North America and Australia, it will be available in late 2022.
According to a recent press release, Hertz also added a Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid although that model was produced in very limited numbers.
“In addition, Hertz is now adding the Polestar 1 electric performance hybrid to their Dream fleet as well, to allow customers to experience the high-performance carbon fiber sports GT first hand.”
Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar said Hertz’s bulk order was a milestone.
“Our partnership with Hertz is an exciting milestone that provides the opportunity for a significant number of potential new customers to experience an EV for the first time, and it will be in a Polestar. With over 55,000 Polestar cars already on the road across our 25 live markets there is no doubt that our brand is growing at an incredible pace.” says Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar
Globally, Polestar has delivered more than 55,000 electric cars (including 29,000 by 2021) in 25 countries. This year they aim to deliver 50,000 cars (down 15,000 from 65,000, which was previously estimated due to China’s lockdown).
Previously, Polestar also just revealed official images and videos of the Polestar 3 which is the first electric SUV to be produced by the manufacturer. The Polestar 3 will be the first Polestar electric vehicle to be produced in the US.