Fisker chose Wallbox for home charging. Sono is applying its solar technology beyond its European Sion EV market. And GM and Hertz are teaming up for more electric vehicles in the rental fleet. This and more, here at Green car reports.
Car rental giant Hertz plans to order 175,000 GM electric vehicles over five years. Models potentially purchased by the plan will cover a wide range of categories, sizes and price points, according to the companies, and the deal will begin with Bolt EV and EUV models that will ship in early 2023.
Fisker has confirmed Wallbox as its official partner for home charging equipment, and it makes the company’s chargers available for purchase on Fisker’s website for the US, Canada and Europe. This will probably finance the purchase of home charging equipment with the purchase of a new vehicle.
And the German startup Sono Motors has unveiled a kit that can allow retrofitting solar energy for buses or semi-trailers, which greatly increases their efficiency. In a refrigerated truck, for example, solar energy will cover half of the truck’s cooling energy needs.