EV Slump, Hertz Fire Sale Take Used Teslas To ‘No Haggle’ $25,000 Price

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The battle for $25,000 electric cars in the US car market has been won. But not in the way the auto industry hoped. Hertz Global Holdings has been in Tesla selling mode since January. With 20,000 electric cars from its global fleet on dealer lots. Nearly a third of the rental car company’s existing electric vehicle inventory. The move is seen as a hindrance to Hertz’s electric vehicle strategy. Which has announced plans to order hundreds of thousands of Tesla. Polestar and battery-powered GM models in 2021. Also reflects disillusionment with the electrification hype within the US auto industry.

The plan, which begins in 2024, has encountered consumers. Who reject at least the expected pace of the move away from gasoline cars US electric Sales. More than quadrupled from 2020 to 2023 and now account for more than 9% of total light vehicle sales. However, the pace of growth is slowing, and automakers are focusing more on selling hybrid cars. Still, the eventual transition to Electric Vehicles remains inevitable as sticker prices approach those of internal combustion engine (ICE) cars. Accelerated by sluggish sales as auto companies seek to sell electric vehicles. Battery technology improves range, and charging infrastructure expands.

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There is an alternative goal of reducing the massive carbon dioxide emissions from cars and trucks that contribute to climatic change. With all that in mind, now might be a good time to buy a used Tesla from Hertz. The Hertz Car Sales division has been in business since 1977 and has about 70 locations across the US. However, as with buying used cars from a manufacturer, independent dealer, online marketplace, or private individual, there are pros and cons.

On the plus side, Hertz has a large fleet of electric vehicles and wants to sell them at what’s called a fixed price. “Our electric vehicles are available in most major cities across the country, with an average price of about $25,000,” a Hertz spokesperson said in an email. All Hertz-certified vehicles undergo a 115-point inspection and are backed by a 12-month or 12,000-mile (whichever comes first) powertrain limited warranty. Hertz also offers vehicle protection plans beyond the warranty period, as well as a 7-day or 250-mile buyback guarantee. Like most used car dealers, Hertz offers trade-ins and financing.

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Some used electric vehicles qualify for a federal tax credit of up to $4,000, and some states offer tax credits or rebates. On the downside, Hertz’s new electric vehicles are a few years old, but because they are frequently rented. They may have relatively high mileage compared to other used cars. This can cause more wear and tear since you don’t know how hard it was driven. If you’re buying an electric car, check out the various online sources for Hertz and Teslas and take a virtual test drive. Of course, visiting a dealership and taking a physical test drive is a must, but there’s a lot to learn before you hit the road.

Recently, the Hertz Car Sales website listed 1,475 of 1,638 used electric vehicles with the Hertz Certified designation via a “Shop EVs” button. These included 1,186 Teslas, 157 Volvos, 104 Mercedes, 125 Chevy Bolts, and far fewer all-electric Kias and Subarus. Of course, these figures can change from day to day, and the data suggests that models are on the move. A few weeks ago,  out of a total of 2,242 electric cars for sale, 1,860 were “Hertz Certified,” including 1,341 Teslas and 500 Chevy Bolts.

Significant Drop in Prices

A March survey by auto research firm iSeeCars found that the average price of a used car fell 36% year over year, but the price of a used electric car fell 318%, or $14,418. Prices for used Teslas fell 289%, the biggest drop of any other brand. This is largely due to Elon Musk’s aggressive price cuts on the new Teslas,” iSeeCars senior analyst Karl Brauer said in the report. In April, iSeeCars reported that all four Tesla models were the fastest selling used electric cars. In April, iSeeCars reported that all four Tesla models were the fastest selling used electric cars. At an average price of $37,644, the best-selling used electric car is $20,000 cheaper than the best-selling new electric car,” Brauer said.

The best value for consumers in today’s market is definitely a used electric car,” he says. “And the cheapest to buy is probably a three-year-old electric car” When new, it had a range of 270 miles for the base version and about 350 miles for the extended-range version. Hertz Teslas range in price from $21,000 to $36,000. The website will also list 163 Hertz Rent2Buy electric vehicles, including some Teslas. This offer, available in select states, allows you to rent an active car for up to three days and get a free two-hour test drive.

Hertz Tesla Model 3 Used Inventory And The Fine Print

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While a test drive and third-party inspection are recommended, you can also complete the entire transaction with Hertz online and have the car delivered to you for a fee. Rates start at $225 for delivery within 75 miles and go up to $350 for up to 200 miles, and are negotiable for longer distances. For example, this could be an option if a buyer lives in Massachusetts and finds the perfect car in Colorado.

Tesla Direct Sales, Online Car Markets

On the official Tesla website, you can find information about all new. And used cars that are certified, tested, and guaranteed by the manufacturer. As you might expect, the site had more used cars listed than Hertz back in 2018. Prices for the Model 3  ranged from $24,000 to $38,800. Used Teslas can also be purchased through several online marketplaces. For example, CarMax had 38 2021 Model 3s listed, most of them long-range versions, priced between $26,000 and  $37,000,  depending mainly on mileage. Carvana had 133 of the same model, priced between $26,000 and $38,000.

Asking Gen AI To Help In the Car Buying Process

Another big change to car buying Is coming in 2024. Artificial intelligence will be introduced as a sales assistant. Late last year, the ChatGPT tool was introduced by car research and shopping websites Edmunds and CarGurus. Tesla Model 3 from Hertz Car Sales. The Edmunds bot offers information on the Model 3’s features, pricing guidelines, battery status, software updates, and Tesla’s original warranty. The CarGurus GenAI tool provides a link to dealer listings but does not mention Hertz. The chatbots also explain the pros and cons of each option. And advise consumers to consider factors such as price, warranty, and peace of mind. 

Traditional online searches take longer than these tools, but GenAI aims to help customers find cars in the haystack. Armed with this kind of AI-Generated information consumers should be well-informed when they visit Hertz auto dealership. A Tesla dealership or an independent dealership in person. These tools  help shoppers be better prepared and informed,” said Eugene Park. Edmunds’ chief product officer “I honestly think the best car dealers appreciate their customers being ready to buy.

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