Published on June 27th, 2013 | by Joshua S Hill


LA MPG Car Rental Now Stocking Tesla Model S For Summer

June 27th, 2013 by  

Los Angeles-based green-central MPG Car Rental have announced that they will be stocking the Tesla Model S as an available rental car this summer.

MPG Car Rental is located in Venice, West Los Angeles, and stocks only green vehicles, including hybrids, plug-ins, and clean diesel models like the VW Beetle TDi. They made noise with the Prius, then with the Chevy Volt, but nothing compares to the excitement surrounding the availability of the Tesla Model S.

Even better news, for prospective buyers, is that if you try out the car for up to four days and then go on to purchase the vehicle from an affiliated dealer, you’ll get a little compensation along the way.

Our sister site has covered the Tesla Model S extensively, including the latest news;

In just 90 seconds, the Tesla Model S swapped its depleted battery for a fully-charged one, and Musk says these stations will be deployed alongside Supercharger stations by the end of 2013.

The 90-second battery swap is just one of many reasons car enthusiasts and experts the world over are falling in love with the Tesla Model S.

Check out our new 93-page EV report, based on over 2,000 surveys collected from EV drivers in 49 of 50 US states, 26 European countries, and 9 Canadian provinces.

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  • Ilya

    @elonmusk: Please support the White House petition to allow direct sales of cars to consumers in all states

  • arne-nl

    ” if you try out the car for up to four days and then go on to purchase the vehicle from an affiliated dealer”

    You can’t buy a Tesla from a dealer.

    • RobS

      It is not completely clear but they may mean an affiliated dealer of the rental company, if so they may be referring to the option of buying the rental vehicle if you like it and the discount would be the cost of the rental removed from the purchase price.
      Second hand Teslas can be bought from a dealer.

  • James

    Pretty cool – I checked out their website and the Tesla is listed. Out of curiosity I tried plugging in a week-long rental for the end of July and it was $3300 for the week! Not cheap.

    • Ivor O’Connor

      So about $1000 a day?

      • RobS

        “week long rental…$3,300” my maths says that’s $470 a day.

        • Ivor O’Connor

          That was just a guess based on the assumption a day price would be much higher than a week price. I think the daily price might actually be about $600 for the first 100 miles. Maybe $2/mile after that. And then insurance and such on top of that. So you try to drive 300 miles and it would probably be $1000…

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