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Hertz and BP leaning forward

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Hertz is on a long-term mission to accelerate EV adoption. The Florida-based car-rental company agreed to buy over 340,000 EVs from Tesla, General Motors and Polestar by 2027, and an additional 127,000 from GM recently. In order to charge all their EVs, it signed a partnership with BP Pulse, the EV charging unit of Beyond Petroleum (formally British Petroleum), to install thousands of EV chargers nationwide.

Hertz expects to have up to 3,000 EV chargers installed at its 500 locations across the U.S. by the end of 2023, and some will be made available for public use. The deal also brings BP closer to its goal of installing over 100,000 EV chargers in the U.S. by 2030. Maybe it’s time to rent an EV at Hertz now.

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