Hertz Global Holdings Inc. plans to buy as many as 175,000 electric vehicles from General Motors Co. over the next five years, the latest major step by the rental giant to embrace plug-in cars. The deal includes the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac and BrightDrop brands spanning categories such as pickups and luxury automobiles, according to a statement Tuesday. Deliveries will begin with Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV models in the first quarter of next year. The agreement “will dramatically expand our EV offering to Hertz customers, including leisure and business travelers, rideshare drivers and corporates,” Hertz Chief Executive Officer Stephen Scherr said in the statement. The move comes as the auto industry accelerates a shift toward production of more EVs, with GM making a bold pledge to fully electrify its lineup by 2035. For Hertz, the deal will deepen its push to electrify its rental fleet after announcing […]