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News Avis Will Add More Electric Vehicles to its Fleets

Avis Will Add More Electric Vehicles to its Fleets

Avis Budget Group wants to play its role in increasing EV adoption in North America

  • They are following in Hertz’s footsteps.

  • Unlike Hertz, they’ve not specified any EV models.

  • The announcement sent its stock to record highs.

Obviously, such an announcement will do good for stock values. And it has had an impact as Avis Budget Group’s shares soared an incredible 108% following the announcement. In fact, their stock rally added more than $18 billion to its market value which reached $30 billion.

2020 Kia Soul EV IZEV Program
2020 Kia Soul EV | Photo: Kia

“You’ll see us going forward be much more active in electric scenarios as the situation develops,” Chief Executive Officer Joe Ferraro told analysts on a conference call Tuesday as reported by Bloomberg (subscription required).

Unlike Hertz which formally announced their intentions to purchase 100,000 Tesla vehicles, Avis executives did not disclose any specific details about their plans.

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“The reason you haven’t heard from us publicly is because for competitive reasons, we like to execute on our strategy before announcing it,” Chief Financial Officer Brian Choi said.

Avis Budget Group offers vehicles from numerous brands including Ford, Volkswagen, GM, Kia, all of which currently market and sell electric vehicles in North America.

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