As the broader automotive industry makes the transition to all-electric vehicles, car rental companies like Hertz are going along for the ride. Now, Hertz says it’s poised to offer customers the Cadillac Lyriq luxury crossover and Chevy Silverado EV pickup as part of its all-electric rental fleet in the near future. The announcement included a video featuring a drive-along between Hertz CEO Stephen Scherr and GM CEO Mary Barra.
Although Hertz declined to provide an exact date as to when the Cadillac Lyriq luxury crossover and Chevy Silverado EV pickup will be available to Hertz customers, the video includes some fine print which indicates the Chevy Silverado EV 4WT will be added to the rental lineup around the 2023 to 2024 timeframe. The Chevy Silverado EV RST will follow at a later date.
As GM Authority covered late last year, Hertz is poised to order 175,000 new electric vehicles from GM over the course of about five years, through the 2027 calendar year. The vehicles will come from GM’s Chevy, Cadillac, Buick, GMC, and BrightDrop brands.
In a new video, Hertz CEO Stephen Scherr climbs behind the wheel of the Cadillac Lyriq to give a ride to GM CEO Mary Barra. Together, the two executives discuss the auto industry’s transition to all-electric powertrains.
“With electric vehicles, sort of in your view, are we there yet?” Scherr asks Barra. “In other words, are we at the spot that we need to be, kind of as an industry, as a country, around electric vehicles?”
“I like to say we’re in the first turn of the first lap,” Barra responds. “There is so much more to come with EVs. I’m super excited about the opportunity for people to have their first EV experience with Hertz, especially in a GM vehicle.”
Check out the full video here:
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