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Hertz had originally agreed to acquire 65,000 EVs from Polestar over a five-year period. That saw it purchase 20,000 EVs from the company throughout 2022 and 2023. However, the cost of EVs has it rethinking these plans.
Hertz notes that it’s pulling back on its EV plans for a couple of reasons. One of these is the fall in resale value of EVs in 2023. Another is the expensive costs it takes to maintain the vehicles as compared to traditional combustion engines.
This has Polestar agreeing to waive Hertz’s agreement to acquire EVs from it for its rental fleet. It comes with the stipulation that Hertz doesn’t sell its current inventory of Polestar EVs too early or for too low of a price, Seeking Alpha notes.
How This Affects PSNY and HTZ Stock
News of the waived EV purchase agreement has both PSNY and HTZ stock falling on Monday. In the case of PSNY, shares are down 2.2% while HTZ stock is seeing a 2.3% decrease as of this writing. Neither of the companies’ shares are seeing much in the way of trading activity this morning.
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