The world's largest car hire firm has reaffirmed its plan to go green with an order for 100,000 Tesla3s.
From a Loopit news release: The initial order of 100,000 Teslas pushed Tesla's valuation to USD $1 trillion.
According to Hertz, the investment will allow the company to accelerate towards future mobility, with plans to eventually transition to a fully electric fleet.
The news signals a greater shift towards EVs, and supports recent research from Loopit that showed that almost 70 per cent of Aussie drivers want to make the switch to electric in the next five years.
Loopit managing director, Michael Higgins said:"This year has been a turning point in the conversation about electric vehicles.
"Major car manufacturers have already committed to going all-electric, and this latest announcement from Hertz is an enormous endorsement for EV adoption across the globe.
Major car manufacturers have already committed to going all-electric, and this latest announcement from Hertz is an enormous endorsement for EV adoption across the globe.- Loopit managing director, Michael Higgins
"This is especially timely in the lead up to COP26 in Glasgow and the Federal government's new plan to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
"Several countries have already created their own targets to eliminate petrol-powered cars, and we hope that Australia will soon follow suit.
"The decisions made by governments to help or hinder EV adoption in this country will have global consequences, and as global demand for electric vehicles outstrips supply, Australia will be relegated to the bottom of the list."
We are slowly moving down the electric car path, but need to get out of first gear.
The order for the Tesla 3 models, are at this time only headed to Hertz in the US and Europe.
Hopefully Australia won't be far behind.
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