Hertz, the US car-hire giant, has reportedly placed an order for 100,000 Model 3s from Tesla.It is also the largest electric car purchase ever, bringing in about $4.2 billion for Tesla.
Hertz is the second-largest car rental company in the United States, with about 770,000 vehicles. Hertz's customers will be able to rent the Tesla Model 3 in parts of the U.S. and Europe and will expand further by the end of the year, Hertz said.
Mr Hertz said electric cars would account for more than 20 per cent of the company's global fleet, based on current orders.
Recently, a blogger revealed that Hertz has officially opened the Tesla Model 3 lease. But the price is slightly more expensive than the same class of fuel cars.
The official website information shows thatThe price of a rental car for the Tesla Model 3 is $103.38 per day, or about $650 per day. The Tesla Model 3 is the price of a luxury car compared to the $77.59 per day for the Ford Focus and $79.84 per day for the Mazda Motor 3.
The Tesla Model 3 currently sells for $43,990 (about 280,000 yuan) in the U.S. Tesla CEO Musk says there is no discount on the Model 3 sold to Hertz.