Electrical vehicles you possibly can hire in Australia – Drive

By | August 15, 2022

Rental firms are including extra electrical autos to their fleets in Australia, giving consumers the possibility to take an prolonged check drive – on their very own phrases and away from a high-pressure gross sales setting.
Need to know what it’s prefer to stay with an electrical automobile, earlier than signing on the dotted line?
Automobile rental firms in Australia have begun introducing electrical vehicles to their fleets, permitting events to see how – and if – a zero-emissions automobile matches of their each day lives.
The newest information comes from Hertz, which this week introduced the battery-powered Polestar 2 – the Chinese language electrical offshoot of Volvo – is now obtainable to hire from chosen location throughout Australia.
The roll-out is a part of a deal to provide 65,000 Polestar fashions to the Hertz international fleet over the following 5 years, along with its order of 100,000 Tesla Mannequin 3s made in October 2021.
In a name to traders earlier this month, Hertz CEO Stephen Scherr stated electrical vehicles value about half as a lot to take care of than equal petrol and diesel vehicles, in keeping with web site EV.
“On upkeep … we’re working kind-of 50 per cent to 60 per cent of what upkeep prices are on [internal-combustion engine] autos,” Scherr stated.
“If there’s [any] shock, it’s in all probability [a] barely increased expense on tyres – however not rather more – and that’s embedded within the determine I’m providing you with.”
In April 2021, Europcar introduced it had added the electrical MG ZS EV to its fleet, permitting would-be consumers to check out Australia’s most cost-effective electrical automobile earlier than buying one.
Newcomer Sixt – previously referred to as Thrifty, and represented by NRMA in Australia – has arguably probably the most numerous vary of electrical autos, with the MG ZS EV, Hyundai Ioniq, Hyundai Kona EV, and Tesla Mannequin 3 all obtainable to hire by means of its community.
Sixt has additionally arrange various electrical automobile drive days in partnership with NRMA and the NSW Authorities, permitting motorists in New South Wales to get behind the wheel of a Tesla Mannequin 3 or an MG ZS EV for a no obligation check drive.
Fuel and electrical energy supplier AGL now gives a subscription service for electrical vehicles, permitting clients to take a Nissan Leaf, Hyundai Ioniq, or Mini Electrical on a weekly foundation, with different fashions due quickly.
Startup Evee additionally gives peer-to-peer automobile subscriptions, solely for electrical fashions, with autos obtainable from BYD, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Polestar, and Tesla.
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Ben Zachariah is an skilled author and motoring journalist from Melbourne, having labored within the automotive business for greater than 15 years. Ben was beforehand an interstate truck driver and accomplished his MBA in Finance in early 2021. He’s thought of an professional within the space of basic automobile funding.
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