Polestar starts delivering to Hertz the first units as part of the 65k vehicles deal

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The EV maker Polestar announced on Thursday that has begun delivering the first units of Polestar 2 model to Hertz as part of the agreement announced in April. The deal represented one of the largest single orders for EVs ever made with Polestar announcing the supply of 65,000 units over the next five years.

In addition, the Swedish manufacturer unveiled its ambitions of selling approximately 290,000 cars per year by the end of 2025. The brand added that it is on pace with over 32,000 customer orders for Polestar 2 in the first five months of the year, an increase of 290% versus the same period in 2021.

“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,” says Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of 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.”

Hertz is initially receiving Polestar 2, the award-winning EV which has established Polestar’s position as a premium EV manufacturer. Polestar 2 is also featured in the current Hertz “Let’s go” marketing campaign, further reinforcing the partnership between the two companies.

“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,” says Darren Arrington, executive vice president, Revenue Management and Fleet Acquisition for Hertz.

Polestar 2 offers avant-garde Scandinavian design and leading in-car technology, including the world’s first built in infotainment system powered by Android Automotive OS from Google. The Hertz agreement includes forthcoming Polestar models such as the Polestar 3 electric SUV which has its world premiere in October 2022.

In addition, Hertz is now adding the Polestar 1 electric performance hybrid to their Dream fleet as well, to allow customers to experience the high-performance carbon fiber sports GT firsthand.

On Wednesday, Polestar unveiled that is the main partner at the international forum for sustainability, 2022 Global Fashion Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Summit will take place on 7-8 June and brings together members of the fashion industry, policy makers and stakeholders from a range of industries.

Polestar aims to find new partners within the textile industry to join the Polestar 0 project – its ‘moonshot goal’ to create a truly climate neutral car by 2030 (without relying on off-setting). ea.”

One day after teasing the new SUV model, Polestar unveiled on Tuesday the first image of the upcoming Polestar 3 that will debut in October 2022. Polestar 3 will feature a dual-motor drivetrain and a large battery, with a range target of over 600 km (WLTP). Polestar 3 will, over time, offer autonomous highway piloting powered by the best-in-class LiDAR sensor from Luminar and centralized NVIDIA computing power.

Last week, the electric vehicle maker announced the Polestar 2 BST edition 270, a version with 476 hp built to deliver a superior dynamic experience. The new version brings mechanical modifications along with key design enhancements to elevate itself above standard Polestar 2 models.

Recently, Polestar confirmed the arrival of the Apple CarPlay system this Spring to Polestar 2 and its upcoming models. When asked about it, Polestar said it is “in the final development stages”. The new operating system will

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