Tesla Motors Inc. climbed 1% after Hertz announced Wednesday that Tesla Model S sport sedans have been added to its high-end rental fleets in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Hertz's is awesome, dont settle for their advertised price. When renting always ask to speak to the on duty manger to see if they can give you a better price, that has always worked for me. Got an E350 for $19.95 a day last year.
five cars total, and they expect them to go for $500/day. ouch.
$500 a day makes my car worth $182,500 a year! I knew I got a bargain when I bought this car!
Ouch, didn't read the $500 a day part... are they P85+?
PLUS 0.49 per mile over 75 miles AND $93.10 if you push the range. According to Digital Trends, they are Model S 85s only and not P or P+.
Still might be fun if you can't own one or have a long wait IMHO.
Do they give you the option to prepurchase gas?
Can you imagine how hard these cars will be driven? I'm sure Tesla doesn't warranty a car used for a rental fleet the same as an individual owner and people aren't going to rent these and not drive them. The $500 a day is probably justified when you consider that aspect.
@mortgagebruce: I'm not sure it will be any worse than their Ferraris or other exotic cars. I'd never buy a rental car, but if I had to, I'd take a Model S, because - unlike an ICE with valves and gearboxes etc. - there is very little you can mess up without it actually showing.
Ouch! My trip today with my wife would have cost over $540!
Now you no what to charge on getaround.com !
No? Know? Now that's a no-no.
@wdazew: That cracked me up, considering Brian's propensity for corrections.
He does that all the time . . . Just baiting us.
"He does that all the time . . . Just baiting us." He's the master bai....wiat!
Great news. Hertz will rent to the well-off curious, and Tesla will have a bunch of new customers as a result.
No baiting. That was a falling asleep slip. Got me.