Hertz survey shows that electric car rentals could help increase EV purchases

Hertz Australia performed an electrical automotive survey throughout September 2022 of 1,004 Australian Driver’s Licence holders aged 18+ and it revealed that the automotive rental trade could possibly be a helpful “attempt before you purchase” highway take a look at choice to ease Australian Electrical Automobile (EV) anxiousness prior to buy.

Electrical automotive adoption charges in Australia stay low, with simply 2% of respondents stating they at present personal an EV and fewer than 5% having ever pushed one.

The analysis revealed the highest three deterrents to EV possession amongst Aussies, are:

  • Worth: 70% of motorists understand EVs as too costly
  • Infrastructure: Half (52%) consider there’s a lack of charging infrastructure throughout Australia
  • Know-how: 28% of motorists say they don’t know sufficient about EVs

Eoin MacNeill (Hertz APAC Vice President) believes his firm is completely poised to interrupt down a number of the stigmas and drive up EV adoption because of this:

“As a enterprise, we’ve considerably invested within the international electrification of our fleet and its supporting infrastructure. We consider that is the long run and are doubling down on our efforts”.

“As a automotive rental enterprise, the majority of our clients are repeat ones, whether or not that be for enterprise or leisure. What has modified is we’re now seeing a brand new buyer phase emerge that merely wish to trial a Tesla or Polestar automobile”.

“At Hertz, we’re prioritising offering our clients with the chance to journey extra sustainably and the response up to now has been wonderful”.

“We’re discovering that clients that attempt our EVs, love them. Not simply due to the environmental advantages, but in addition as a result of the expertise helps them to dispel a number of the predetermined myths they could have had about driving one”

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