Hertz to add 100,000 Teslas to Rental Fleet
As interest in electric vehicles continues to climb, the car rental company Hertz is making a major investment.
Hertz announcing they put in an order for 100,000 Teslas, creating the largest EV rental fleet in North America. Hertz says Tesla has already started to deliver Model 3’s into their rental fleet. Hertz is also installing thousands of chargers throughout its locations. With this order, EV’s will compromise more than 20 percent of the company’s global fleet.
And if you need another sign that drivers are embracing EV’s, well, here it is…
The Porsche Taycan, the company’s first battery electric vehicle, outsold the 911 in the first 9 months of 2021. Porsche delivered 28, 640 Taycan’s from January to September, while they delivered 27, 972 911’s. While the majority of Porsche’s sales are still combustion vehicles, numbers like these could bolster the company’s push into EV’s. They already have plans to introduce an all-electric Macan in 2023.
It’s rare to find a new car with a CD player these days; it’s usually USB ports or Apple CarPlay, but while drivers may have embraced that technology, there’s one thing they’re not willing to let go of: the car radio. According to a new study by Edison Research, broadcast radio “continues to dominate as the most preferred source of in-car entertainment across the globe.” Almost 90 percent of those surveyed said that a radio tuner should come standard in every new vehicle, and 81 percent of prospective car buyers in the US said they would be less likely to buy or lease a vehicle that did not come with a radio.
And that does it for this week’s Motor News.