Hertz to add 4,000 rental EVs in Atlanta for business, leisure, and rideshare drivers
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Hertz to add 4,000 rental EVs in Atlanta for business, leisure, and rideshare drivers.

Hertz is also partnering with bp to install up to eight public fast chargers at its Hertz Uber Rental and EV Charging Location near the Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

In a bid to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and expand the environmental and economic benefits of electrification throughout Atlanta, Hertz chair and CEO Stephen Scherr and Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens have launched Hertz Electrifies Atlanta, a public-private partnership. As part of this partnership, Hertz plans to bring up to an additional 4,000 rental EVs to Atlanta, including models from GM, Tesla, and Polestar, to be made available to leisure and business customers as well as rideshare drivers.

To support the increased use of EVs in Atlanta, Hertz will be partnering with bp to install up to eight public fast chargers at its Hertz Uber Rental and EV Charging Location near the Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Hertz will also be partnering with Atlanta College and Career Academy (ACCA) to provide EV education and training opportunities to its students, as well as creating summer job opportunities for them through the city’s Summer Youth Employment Program.

Atlanta is already home to Hertz’s third-largest total fleet and third-largest EV fleet in the United States. Through the Hertz Electrifies initiative, the company plans to significantly expand its EV fleet in the city. Additionally, Atlanta is a significant location for EV rideshare driving, with nearly 50,000 drivers on the Uber platform renting electric vehicles from Hertz through their partnership. Collectively, these drivers have traveled over 260 million miles with zero emissions nationally, and 15 million miles with zero emissions in Atlanta alone.

“We are thrilled to partner with Mayor Dickens in launching Hertz Electrifies Atlanta, particularly given the city’s position as a global transportation hub and an important center of innovation and commerce,” said Stephen Scherr, Hertz chair and CEO. “As Hertz creates the largest electric vehicle rental fleet in North America, we are proud to bring a range of EVs to our broad customer set in Atlanta, and to work with Atlanta College and Career Academy to help train the EV workforce of the future.”

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