Hertz Australia and Evie Networks have announced that customers who rent a Polestar 2 through Hertz will get free charging on the Evie Public network during their rentals until 27/10/22.

The move follows the recent announcement of Polestar 2 electric vehicles now being available to book across Hertz’s Australian fleet.

Travellers or otherwise EV-curious readers can book a Polestar 2 from various Hertz locations including: Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart, and Launceston.

Evie Networks aim to offer fast and ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations across Australia, with 24/7 availability for a smooth charging experience.

Eoin Macneill, Vice President Hertz APAC commented:

“Hertz is proud to be partnering with Evie to ensure our customers get access to charging infrastructure while on the go. This is an important step in empowering our customers and all Australians to feel confident in making the switch to an electric vehicle”

“We’re excited to be collaborating with a company, such as Evie, that’s leading the growth of the electric vehicle infrastructure in Australia. We believe this partnership will help boost the rental of electric vehicles and allow Aussies to experience electric, particularly now more than ever, in the wake of rising fuel costs.”

Publicly available charging infrastructure is key to the uptake of electric vehicles and Evie aims to build the largest fast charging network in the nation.

Evie Networks CEO, Chris Mills, echoed his support and enthusiasm for the partnership.

“It’s been fantastic for our team at Evie to partner with a highly respected international brand like Hertz. What makes it more special is that this is one of the first countries that Hertz is electrifying”.

“Over the past four months we’ve proudly partnered with the Hertz team, guiding them through charging infrastructure decisions, established back-of-house charging solutions, and now, most importantly, we share our public network with their customers”.

“Evie is thrilled to introduce the electric driving experience to Hertz’s customers.  We know they’ll enjoy driving the new Polestar and with complimentary access to our charging network, they’ll be able to go anywhere!”

Hertz Australia customers get a Evie and Chargefox tag when hiring a Polestar 2 to enable ease of charging on both networks without needing to use a personal card for payment.

Regarding pricing, there is no special Hertz rate when using Evie & Chargefox chargers, just the standard advertised rate by each charging network (apart from this free Evie use period until 27/10/22).

Hertz electric car hire customers will be charged for their electricity consumption after the hire period of the vehicle (similarly to being charged for tolls etc).