Hertz will be getting a bunch of new Chevy EVs over the next 5 years. A new deal has been reached that will add 175,000 Chevy EVs to their fleet.
The deal is meant to drive broader EV adoption.
General Motors is teaming up with Hertz to expand the number of electric vehicles available on the rental car company’s platform. GM announced it will sell 175,000 EVs to Hertz over the next five years, a deal that the companies are calling the largest of its kind yet.
The new EVs will come from all of GM’s brands, including Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, Buick, and BrightDrop, the automaker’s commercial vehicle division. The announcement follows a similar move by Hertz to purchase 100,000 vehicles from Tesla and 65,000 EVs from Polestar.
The first vehicles, a batch of Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUVs, will be delivered to Hertz beginning in the first quarter of 2023, GM said. Vehicle deliveries will continue until 2027, at which point Hertz estimates that its customers could travel more than 8 billion miles in these EVs, “saving approximately 3.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions compared to similar gasoline-powered vehicles traveling such a distance.”