Hertz’s agencies in Australia received this week the first 100 Polestar 2 amid the 65,000 Polestar EVs purchase announced last April. The country will also receive units from the upcoming SUV Polestar 3 in late 2022/ early 2023.
The Polestar 2 model was the best-selling EV model in Australia during June with 201 units sold and the third one in the first half of the year (the arrival was in March), only behind Tesla Model 3 and Hyundai Kona.
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“We’ve gone in early on EVs as a company and we want to be famous for that and lead the charge. We’ve landed 100 Polestars and we’ve got plans to add hundreds more,” says Eoin Macneill, VP of Hertz.
“As we work through our partnership with Polestar, we get more allocation for Australia. We’re really excited about the Polestar 2 (as part of this launch) and then following that, obviously, the Polestar 3 when that becomes available, it will be part of our mix,” VP of Hertz Eoin MacNeill told The Driven.
In April, the car rental company announced that agreed to purchase up to 65,000 electric vehicles from Polestar over the next five years to expand its electric fleet.
Last week, the largest U.S. EV subscription company Autonomy placed an order for 23,000 electric vehicles from 17 automakers including 200 Polestar 2 models.
The order with the Swedish EV manufacturer Polestar will generate $10.1 million of Revenue with an average cost of $50,500 per vehicle. Autonomy plans to “expand and diversify its subscription fleet” after starting its business with only Tesla models.
Earlier in the week, the company announced several strategic initiatives to increase the Canadian market, one of its best markets with retail deliveries up 244% year-to-date.
Thankful to the Canadian government’s CAD $5,000 i-ZEV electric vehicle rebate, the Polestar 2 model costs CAD $48,950 in the country, less than USD $40,000.
The company added that the second Polestar Space in Vancouver, located in the Kitsilano neighbourhood, is expected to open at the end of 2022.