Automobile rental business Sixt said Tuesday it plans to acquire even more than 100,000 power motor vehicles coming from Chinese car manufacturer BYD for its own International fleet between now and 2028. Sixt has actually initially simply committed to buying "numerous thousand" EVs, the 1st of which are going to be supplied this year, the provider stated in a declaration.

Sixt claimed it will first deploy its own new BYDs to Germany, France, the Netherlands as well as the U.K. in the 4th one-fourth of 2022.

The contract comes a pair of weeks after competition Hertz declared strategies to buy as much as 175,000 General Motors EVs over the upcoming 5 years. Hertz has additionally signed packages to get 1000s of Polestar and Tesla automobiles so as to meet its own goal of a 25% EV squadron by the point of 2024.

Sixt's take care of BYD resides in solution of its own sustainability target-- the German cars and truck rentals big intend to energize 70% to 90% of its line in Europe by 2030. Through the end of 2022, Sixt has vowed to provide 20 new power and also plug-in versions, "featuring a series of Audi, Opel, Renault, BMW, Peugeot, Tesla as well as now BYD," depending on to a Sixt spokesperson.

On BYD's end, the partnership along with Sixt is the firm's very first along with a car rental firm in Europe. It's the final one, the Atto, that Sixt will at first be getting, depending on to both firms.