Do you own a petrol or diesel car and feel intimidated by car makers pushing their all-electric models? Renting one could break down apprehension
With car makers now pushing their latest all-electric cars, millions of motorists — the vast majority still with conventional petrol and diesel vehicles — may be feeling intimidated.
So could renting one break down apprehension?
Swedish premium e-car maker Polestar has just struck a global deal with car hire giant Hertz to supply up to 65,000 vehicles over five years, starting with the new Polestar 2.
A shining light?: Swedish premium e-car maker Polestar has just struck a global deal with car hire giant Hertz to supply up to 65,000 vehicles over five years
To hire one for a holiday would be a fraction of the £49,900 they cost.
Polestar, owned by China’s Geely and a sibling of Volvo, said: ‘While many still question if the world is ready to move to EVs, a voice of confidence from rental fleets like this means we’re beyond that tipping point.’
Set up in 2017, Polestar cars are manufactured in two plants in China, with plans to build in the US It aims to sell 290,000 vehicles per year by the end of 2025.
With traffic so bad in the capital, how about this vehicle for getting to the forthcoming Salon Privé London luxury motoring extravaganza, which is at the Royal Hospital Chelsea from April 21 to 23.
Up in the air: The PAL-V Liberty flying car is currently now under development
The PAL-V Liberty flying car, now under development, is one of more than 150 cars from the world’s top manufacturers on display, plus 60 automotive classics.
But sadly, for this event, the PAL-V is sticking to the road rather than taking to the air. Visit: salonprivelondon.com
Stars pay respects to Tim Jackson
TopGear’s Richard Hammond and racing driver Jason Plato were among motor industry executives and media paying their last respects on Thursday at the funeral of much-loved former Renault and AA public relations chief Tim Jackson, who died aged just 68.
Former journalist Jackson, married with two children, gave Hammond an early job in Renault’s PR department and helped revive Plato’s racing fortunes. RIP Tim.
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