Interim Hertz CEO Mark Fields is amped up by the company’s big deal with Tesla.

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“We are excited about the Tesla relationship. It’s all wrapped around our strategy to lead the adoption of electric vehicles,” the former CEO of Ford said on Yahoo Finance Live. Fields is credited with planting the seeds for Ford’s EV pivot prior to his departure in 2017.

Hertz said in late October it had ordered 100,000 Tesla Model 3s, expected to be delivered late in 2022. The company is expected to rent out 50,000 of those cars to Uber to support its drive network. Tesla CEO Elon Musk then took to Twitter and said the contract hadn’t yet been signed.

But Fields told Yahoo Finance Live all systems are go with Tesla, and that Hertz did order 100,000 Teslas.

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