SAN FRANCISCO — Rental automobile firm Hertz mentioned on Thursday it may broaden plans to provide Tesla automobiles to Uber to 150,000 throughout the subsequent three years from an preliminary fleet of fifty,000, if the partnership is profitable.
However Hertz added a chip shortage and different constraints may have an effect on the plan.
Hertz earlier this week mentioned it might order 100,000 Tesla vehicles by the tip of 2022, half of which might be supplied completely as a rental choice for Uber drivers by 2023.
“Hertz will kick off this system by offering as much as 50,000 vehicles by 2023 exclusively to Uber drivers. If profitable, this system may broaden to 150,000 Teslas throughout the subsequent three years,” Hertz mentioned in an announcement to Reuters.
“These ambitions could possibly be affected by elements outdoors of its management, corresponding to semiconductor chip shortages or different constraints,” Hertz added.
Hertz Chief Government Mark Fields disclosed a plan for the attainable growth of Uber partnership throughout an interview with CNN on Wednesday.