How to Buy a Used Car
By identifying the pros and cons, this guide answers the important questions you need to ask before buying a pre-owned automobile. © Brett Affrunti - Car and Driver buying a used car at a used car dealership When buying a new vehicle is too expensive or the prospect of significant depreciation is too much to stomach, the vast used-car market is the best place to turn. Just because a pre-owned car, truck, or SUV isn't brand-spanking new doesn't mean it's without its own set of advantages.
© Hertz Rental-car giant to start rolling out Tesla Model 3s early next month and will provide customers free charging at Tesla stations through February 2022.
- Rental giant Hertz announced this morning that it is ordering 100,000 Tesla Model 3 EVs, giving it "the largest EV rental fleet in North America" and making EVs 20 percent of the Hertz fleet.
- Hertz promised that customers will start to find Tesla Model 3 cars at some locations in the U.S. and Europe starting in early November. The full 100,000-car order is expected to be fulfilled by the end of 2022.
- Hertz said it will also install "thousands" of charging stations in its locations, which will supplement Tesla's already expansive Supercharger network, and will set up an expedited app-based booking process for the EVs.
In a major move both for Tesla and the rental-car market, Hertz has announced it has ordered 100,000 Teslas. The rental-car company's $4.2 billion order represents the largest single EV purchase to date, as Bloomberg noted this morning. Tesla Model 3 cars will start appearing in Hertz airport and other rental locations next month, and the cars will continue to roll out across U.S. and Europe locations through the end of 2022.
2023 VinFast VF e35 and VF e36 First Look: Vietnamese EVs
Nobody’s heard much from VinFast, the automotive arm of Vietnam’s largest listed company (Vingroup) since it unveiled a car and an SUV at the 2018 Paris Auto Show, each featuring Pininfarina redesigns of F10-generation BMW 5 Series and the F15 BMW X5 underpinnings. We paid attention because the company also announced plans to expand to North America with a VinFast electric car or two. At the recent Move America mobility conference in Austin Texas, VinFast chief service officer Craig Westbrook illuminated those plans in greater detail.
Hertz also announced today that customers who rent a Model 3 before February 1, 2022, who use the Tesla charging network will get free charging privileges. The announcement did not specify whether all 100,000 cars will be Model 3s but did not mention other Tesla models.
A big part of this deal, of course, is that Hertz customers will get to use Tesla's expansive Supercharger network, and Hertz also said it will install "thousands" of chargers across the U.S. and Europe. The Hertz plan is to set up Level 2 and DC fast-charging stations in 65 cities by the end of 2022 and more than 100 by the end of 2023, although the rental company alluded to "semiconductor chip shortages or other constraints" as one reason that ambition could be delayed.
Hertz Orders 100,000 Teslas for Its Rental Fleet
Hertz is buying 100,000 Teslas for its rental fleet, with the first vehicles due next month. Here's why this is a big deal for the auto industry. Tesla will supply Hertz with 100,000 cars before the end of 2022, in the single largest EV order for a rental giant, in what the company called an "initial order."Tesla's stock market value rose above $1 trillion for the first time on news of the massive order, one expected to be fulfilled with the help of Berlin and Austin factories.
Hertz is also promising faster booking through an EV-specific function on the Hertz app.
The rental-car company first offered EVs in 2011 and started offering the Tesla Model S at airports in California in 2013, but as recently as 2017 Hertz and Enterprise both told Car and Driver that they were cutting their EV fleets because of low demand. One obvious difference between 2017 and today is that the growth of Tesla's Supercharger network makes an EV rental a much more practical proposition.Looking to purchase a car? Find your match on the MSN Autos Marketplace
Tesla Model S steering yoke is mandatory, says Musk .
The highly polarizing and kind of dumb steering setup on the recently redone Model S is all you get.Actually, you can't, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Friday, which was reported on by Electrek. That's right; there will be no option for a regular wheel, which we suspect is something that will turn off a lot of prospective customers. We also suspect that retrofitting one from an earlier S or X will be difficult, if not impossible.