Hertz and Polestar have formed a global strategic partnership to speed up the introduction of electric cars. Hertz and Polestar (the Swedish company that makes high-performance electric cars for the premium market) have announced a new global collaboration that will buy up to 65,000 electric vehicles over the next five years. In Europe, Polestar electric cars will be available in the spring of 2022. In North America and Australia, Polestar cars will be available in late 2022.
For Hertz, the collaboration is part of the company's long-term goal to lead the way in electric cars, shared mobility, and make digital customer travel easier. It is based on Hertz's announcement in October that they will have the largest electric rental car fleet in North America and one of the largest in the world. Polestar will help them do this. Besides making the fleet available to businesses and tourists, Hertz will put electric cars in the market for shared mobility to speed up going electric.