Drive Tesla Model S For $20/Hour, With Help From Getaround

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Update (March 9): the price now seems to be $25/hour (maybe due to all the publicity).

What can you get for $20 nowadays? A recent DVD release? Nosebleed seats at a sporting event? A paperbook version of Crowdsourcing?  Why not the opportunity to ride in one of the hottest electric vehicles (EVs) on the planet?

San Francisco–based car sharing company Getaround has just added the Tesla Model S to their car-sharing fleet in the Bay Area, according to Green Autoblog.

Image Credit: Tesla Model S via Wikipedia (Some Rights Reserved)
Image Credit: Tesla Model S via Wikipedia (Some Rights Reserved)

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For $20 an hour riders can make the most out of the Motor Trend 2013 Car of the year with its 300 mile range, 17 inch touch screen, USB ports, and of course an all-electric ride that would make any car enthusiast envious.

While Getaround has other green vehicles, namely the Honda Civic Hybrid, this is the first EV in the company’s fleet.

Adding Tesla’s model S to Getaround’s lineup will make people who have never tried car-sharing give the idea some consideration, as the trend becomes more popular. After all, car-sharing is on the rise, with 800,000 Americans near the end of 2012 using some sort of service, a 44% increase from 2011, The New York Times said.

Meanwhile as Getaround is embracing the Model S, they have also just released their new iPhone app which will allow users to get the most out of their car-sharing experience.

The new iPhone app will allow customers to pick up vehicle info, manage all current requests and trips, receive renter contact information, and have access to service support.

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