The American car rental company Hertz Global Holdings has placed an order with Tesla for 100,000 electric cars. That’s what sources say to Bloomberg news agency.
The order would amount to 4.2 billion dollars in sales for Tesla. Car rental companies often negotiate significant discounts for large orders, but Hertz now seems to be mainly paying list prices for the vehicles.
According to the insiders, the cars should be delivered within the next fourteen months and will be on the road in the United States and parts of Europe.
Hertz came out of bankruptcy earlier this year. The new owners are said to have plans to virtually completely electrify Hertz’s global fleet of approximately half a million vehicles.