Hertz wants to make its rental fleet more “green” by purchasing 100,000 Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles over the next 14 months. The rental car company announced its new move the other day and said that by the end of 2022, more than 20 percent of its rental fleet will consist of battery electric vehicles. The company will also install thousands of charging stations at its locations around the world to power its electric vehicles. Hertz customers will also be able to charge Tesla model electric vehicles at the automaker’s more than 3,000 level 3 chargers in the US and Europe.

“Electric vehicles are now mainstream and we are starting to see increasing global demand and interest,” said Mark Fields, Hertz interim CEO. ” says. “New Hertz will be at the forefront of mobility companies, starting with the largest EV rental fleet in North America, committed to growing our EV fleet and providing the best rental and charging experience for leisure and business customers worldwide. He also talks about the new roadmap.

On top of all this, some of the Model 3s in Hertz’s fleet may be powered by new and larger batteries. Panasonic is showing off a new prototype lithium-ion battery that Reuters describes as five times larger than the batteries currently used by Tesla. The production of Tesla’s 4680 battery cells on display will begin in 2022. The company also aims to reduce its production costs, even though it moves to larger cells.

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