Hertz växlar upp till eldrift och minskar sina underhållskostnader

Vad händer

Biluthyrningsfirman Hertz har ökat sin globala vinst med tolv procent. En avgörande anledning är att de växlat stora delar av sin fordonsflotta till elbilar som är 50-60% billigare att underhålla än bensindrivna bilar.

The deal with GM for more electric vehicles puts them on track to complete Hertz’ electrification goals. It is the biggest single uptake commitment of EVs by a fleet customer to date, following an earlier commitment to 100,000 Model 3s from Tesla.

Earlier this year, Hertz announced a partnership with Polestar to buy 65,000 EVs.

The Cool Down: Hertz increased its fleet of electric rental cars — then, its profits exploded

Hertz confirmed that about 20% of the big 100,000 Tesla order it placed in October last year had been fulfilled. Even with 20,000 cars delivered, the benefits of EVs from a maintenance point of view are already becoming apparent for fleet operators.

The Driven: Hertz says Tesla fleet of rental EVs are 50 pct cheaper to maintain than fossil fuel cars

Kontext

There are fewer moving parts on EV vehicles than gas-burning cars, which means there are fewer failure points on components that can make for costly replacements. 

The Cool Down: Hertz increased its fleet of electric rental cars — then, its profits exploded

Förutom minskade underhållskostnader beror vinstökningen på att pandemin tagit slut och människor börjat resa igen.

Vad har det för betydelse

This signals that the growing trend of electronic vehicles on roads all over the world is likely to continue.

The Cool Down: Hertz increased its fleet of electric rental cars — then, its profits exploded

the less time a vehicle is receiving repairs at the auto shop means it’s spending more time on the road and thus has more opportunities to make money as a rental.

The Cool Down: Hertz increased its fleet of electric rental cars — then, its profits exploded

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