Polestar announced today that it has started delivering vehicles to Hertz as part of a previously publicized agreement. As part of the deal, you can now rent the rare plug-in hybrid Polestar 1.
The Polestar 1’s plug-in hybrid drivetrain produces an impressive 609 hp (454 kW/617 PS) and 737 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of torque. Through the extensive use of carbon fiber and special Ohlins dampers, it has been hailed as a well-poised performer.
For Polestar, though, the bigger news is that it has started handing over all-electric Polestar 2s to Hertz. Part of a deal to supply the rental company with a total of 65,000 vehicles over the next five years, the order is an important one for the Swedish brand.
“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.”
Polestar doesn’t reveal exactly how many Polestar 2s it has delivered but they won’t be the only EVs the company hand over to Hertz as part of this deal. It will also furnish the company with other models, like the Polestar 3 electric SUV, which is set to premiere in October.
“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.
In addition to soon being able to rent the Polestar 2, the public will also be able to see it in Hertz’s current “Let’s go” marketing campaign.