Rental car company Hertz will purchase 65,000 electric vehicles from Swedish EV maker Polestar by 2027.

Polestar has a goal of making electric vehicles available to a “wider audience,” while increasing its overall production. The company sold 29,000 cars in 2021 and aimed to sell 65,000 cars in 2022, according to its January sales figures.

"The partnership with a global pioneer like Hertz will bring the amazing experience of driving an electric car to a wider audience, satisfying a broad variety of our mutual customers' short- and longer-term mobility requirements," said Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath in a joint press release Monday.

"For many of them it may be the first time they have driven an EV, and it will be a Polestar," Ingenlath added.

The “compact Polestar 2” will be the first Polestar EV that will be available for rental through Hertz. It is one of two models that the company currently offers. Polestar plans to offer a medium-size SUV, a compact SUV, a sports sedan and an electric roadster concept car on the market by 2024.

Polestar is co-owned by Volvo after being acquired from a Volvo racing spin-off brand in 2015. Now it stands alone as its own electric car company but benefits from Volvo technology and engineering.

The move to add rental Polestar EVs comes after Hertz's purchase of 100,000 Teslas in October.

"The new Hertz is going to lead the way as a mobility company, starting with the largest EV rental fleet in North America and a commitment to grow our EV fleet," said Mark Fields, the interim CEO of Hertz at the time of the Tesla purchase.

The Polestar vehicles will be available to customers through Hertz in the U.S. starting in late 2022.