The purchase will bring Tesla about $4.2 billion.

The American company, Hertz Global Holdings Inc, considered one of the world’s oldest car rental companies, has ordered 100 thousand electric vehicles from Tesla. Bloomberg reported this with reference to its sources on Monday, recalling that only four months ago, Hertz emerged from bankruptcy.

According to the agency, this order is the first step in the implementation of the company’s plan to electrify its rental car fleet.

This purchase – the largest in the electric car market – promises Tesla a profit of about $4.2 billion; people knowing the deal told the agency on condition of anonymity.

Electric vehicles are planned to be delivered within the next 14 months and will be available for rent at the company’s representative offices in the United States and several European countries. As part of the project, tenants of electric vehicles will be able to use Tesla charging points and the Hertz infrastructure, which will be created in the foreseeable future.

In the future, the company intends to convert almost all of its fleet of cars, numbering about half a million cars and trucks leased in 150 countries, to electric traction.