If you want to have a go in Polestar’s halo car for not a lot of money, you might have to head west.

Hertz website: www.hertz.com/rentacar

Earlier this year Polestar announced that, in partnership with Hertz, they’d begin delivery of Polestar EVs to select Hertz locations.

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According to Inside EVs, Polestar has a goal to deliver 65,000 of its EVs to U.S. dealerships over the next five years.

While, according to Polestar’s press release, the majority of those Polestar EVs headed to Hertz rental locations would be Polestar 2s, towards the bottom they mention,

“…In addition, Hertz is now adding the Polestar 1 electric performance hybrid to their Dream fleet as well, to allow customers to experience the high-performance carbon fiber sports GT firsthand.”

Theoretically that means anyone at least 25 years old, with a valid driver’s license and even just a debit card can, for a rental fee, rent Polestar’s 600 HP Halo car.

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The issue, as most can already guess, is Polestar only made 1,500 Polestar 1s over a three-year production span with 150 Polestar 1s every year (or 450 total), earmarked for the United States.

There aren’t many Polestar 1s driving around the United States so you can imagine how many will end up in Hertz dealerships, not many.

So, where can you rent a Polestar 1?

I plugged in a handful of locations into Hertz and this is what I found.

I plugged in at least a half dozen of the largest airports with Hertz Rentals in the United States including a handful of the largest cities by population and you can only rent a Polestar 1 from the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Hertz and the Los Angeles International Airport LAX) Hertz locations (but don’t quote me on that.)

Lucky you if you’re arriving into either city or live within driving distance of said airports as, as of this blog post, Polestar 1s have a daily rate of just $229 (or $259 after taxes,) and that’s unlimited miles, too.

Add on the mandatory $61 in fees and, for one day, you can rent the Polestar 1 for just $319.

Here’s a screenshot of what that looks like.

$319 gets you into a Polestar 1 for the day.

One day not enough?

I plugged in an entire week (7-days) and your total comes out to $1,937.16.

That’s a lot or a little depending on how big your pockets are.

Then again, we’re talking about a rare $155,000 plug-in hybrid, here.

If you’re a big time exec, that’s a blip on the business trip budget (i.e. let the company pay for it.)

So, if you’re itching to give the Polestar 1 an extended test drive for at least an entire day and want to rent one with the ease of a Hertz rental, you only need $319.


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