Polestar has started to deliver new Polestar 2 electric cars to Hertz, under an agreement to supply 65,000 vehicles over the next five years.
The partnership, announced in April, between Polestar and Hertz is one of the largest ever single orders for EVs.
Polestar’s long-term plan is to increase its annual sales to about 290,000 cars by the end of 2025.
The manufacturer has taken more than 32,000 customer orders for Polestar 2 since the start of 2022, representing an increase of 290% versus the same period in 2021.
Hertz is initially taking delivery of Polestar 2 models and the agreement extends to forthcoming models, like the Polestar 3 electric SUV which has its world premiere in October this year.
Also, Hertz is adding the Polestar 1 electric performance hybrid to its Dream fleet to allow customers to experience the high-performance carbon fibre sports GT first hand.
Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar said, “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.”
Darren Arrington, executive vice president, revenue management and fleet acquisition for Hertz said, “We’re excited to add this first delivery of Polestars to our fleet, expanding the opportunities for Hertz customers to enjoy the experience of driving an electric vehicle.”