News on the evening of November 2nd, Beijing time, according to reports, Hertz Global, one of the world’s largest car rental companies, said today that the company has received Tesla’s electric cars.Hertz Global announced last Monday that it will spend $4.2 billion to order 100,000 electric vehicles from Tesla. Starting in early November, Hertz Global customers will be able to rent Tesla Model 3 in the United States and parts of Europe, and will further expand the scope of services before the end of the year.
But on Monday night local time (Tuesday Beijing time), Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that he has not signed a sales contract with Hertz Global, and Hertz Global will not receive any special pricing. Obviously, this contradicts the statement issued by Hertz Global on October 25.
Tonight, Hertz Global said in a statement that the company has received Tesla’s electric car.
Hertz Global said in an email statement: “As announced last week, we have placed an initial order for 100,000 Tesla electric vehicles and are investing in new electric vehicle charging infrastructure. At present, Tesla Delivery has begun. We have seen that in our rental fleet, the early demand for Tesla vehicles is very strong, which also reflects the market demand for Tesla vehicles.”
Hertz Global did not directly comment on Musk’s statement that “the two parties have not signed the sales contract.”
Since the plan to purchase 100,000 Tesla cars was revealed on October 25, as of Monday, Hertz Global has risen 38% in “over-the-counter transactions” before the re-listing on the Nasdaq stock market, pushing the company’s market value higher. To about 16.1 billion US dollars. And four months ago, Hertz Global just came out of bankruptcy protection.
In addition, Hertz Global also reached an agreement with Uber on October 27 to provide Uber drivers with up to 50,000 electric vehicles.
Hertz Global’s interim CEO Mark Fields said at the time that if the cooperation with Uber proves to be successful, Hertz Global may provide Uber with more Tesla vehicles. Fields said: “In the next 3 years, this number may increase to 150,000, Hertz can further provide these vehicles to Uber.”