Hertz to drive EV charging in US

Hertz has signed a memorandum of understanding for the development of a national network of EV charging stations powered by BP pulse in North America.

The agreement also involves the management of Hertz’s charging infrastructure by BP pulse and the use of BP’s software to ensure Hertz’s electric rental cars are recharged quickly and efficiently between rentals, including taxi and ride sharing drivers, as well as the general public.

Through large-scale purchases from Tesla, Polestar and GM, Hertz has assembled a fleet of tens of thousands of EVs, which are available at 500 Hertz locations across 38 states. Hertz’s objective is for one-quarter of its fleet to be electric by the end of 2024.

BP, meanwhile, acquired fleet charging and energy management company Amply Power in 2021, now rebranded as BP pulse, and started installing charging infrastructure at 25 Hertz rental locations in multiple states in 2022. BP has a global target of more than 100,000 chargers by 2030, with about 90 per cent of those rapid or ultra-fast chargers. The company also is partnering with fleet operators to accelerate the electric transformation of their fleets

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