Elon Musk says Hertz hasn’t actually ordered 100,000 Tesla EVs yet | Engadget

Last week, a press release from Hertz indicated that the rental company had placed an order for 100,000 Tesla Model 3s for its rental fleet. He appeared to want to dampen down some of that hype, however, stating that any Hertz deal would have no impact on the company's sales and bottom line. Tesla has far more demand than production, therefore we will only sell cars to Hertz for the same margin as to consumers. That release and a report from Bloomberg, combined with other good news about sales in Europe, may have motivated investors to push Tesla's value over the $1 trillion mark. Musk's tweet came in reply to Twitter user "Tesla Silicon Valley Club," which was thanking him for Tesla's recent stock price rise. Hertz deal has zero effect on our economics." Tesla itself never responded to the initial news.
Last week, a press release from Hertz indicated that the rental company had placed an order for 100,000 Tesla Model 3s for its rental fleet. Late yesterday, however, Elon Musk tweeted that the order … [+1514 chars]