Hertz orders 100,000 Model 3s: it is the mother of all orders, an order that cancels the idea that the electric car is only a niche in the market.
Hertz orders 100,000 Model 3 a new record
Tesla has just over a year to fulfill the order from the large car rental company, with expires the end of 2022. Although this timing could affect the crisis in the supply of semi-conductors, an impasse that is crippling all automotive production. The cars are intended for “selected locations in the United States and Europe“: The first ones will be available already from the beginning of November in some large airports. But how is an order of this size born? Hertz in a note explains that “consumer interest in electric vehicles (EVs) is skyrocketing “. Hence the decision to offer the “Largest fleet of electric rental vehicles in North America and one of the largest in the world“. Not only that: Hertz also announced the installation of thousands of charging stations At its headquarters, without specifying on which powers it will orient itself. The agreement with Tesla, however, requires customers to have access to the entire Supercharger network.
Already in 2022, 20% of the Hertz fleet will be electric
Hertz reckons that with the current order, electric vehicles will account for over 20% of its global fleet. Significant detail: at the top of Hertz there is a top manager who knows cars well, Mark Fields, formerly # 1 by Ford. There is no official news on the value of the transaction: the news agency Bloomberg speaks of a contract worth about 4.2 billion dollars or (approx 3.6 billion euros). A figure that, given that Tesla is known for offering great discounts, suggests that it is mainly Model 3 Standard Range +. As for the impact of the order on the Elon Musk house, it must be considered that Tesla should be approaching by the end of the year 900 thousand deliveries. The Hertz order will therefore guarantee an increase of approx 10% in 2022 registrations. With the possibility of easily exceeding one million total deliveries. The news of the maxi-order follows a few hours the announcement that the Tesla Model 3 was in September the best-selling car in Europe. Other than a niche …