Hertz will take delivery of the first GM electric vehicles — Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV hatchbacks and crossovers — early next year. After that, GM’s electric vehicle deliveries to Hertz will increase as the automaker’s production of electric vehicles ramps up. GM expects to be able to produce as many as a million electric vehicles annually in North America by 2025.
Hertz Global Holdings operates the Dollar and Thrifty rental car brands as well as Hertz. These GM vehicles will be going only into the Hertz rental fleet in North America. A Hertz spokesperson declined to say how large the North American Hertz rental fleet currently is. There are 500 Hertz rental locations spread across 38 US states, the company said.
GM has said it plans to sell only zero-emission vehicles, which could include hydrogen-powered vehicles as well as battery-powered vehicles, by 2035.
Hertz, meanwhile, is planning for a quarter of its total rental fleet to be electric by 2024.