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Published on August 31st, 2014 | by James Ayre

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Tesla Model S Rentals In UK Ain’t Cheap

August 31st, 2014 by  


Considering renting a Tesla Model S next time you’re in the UK? Well, you might want to reconsider, based on the current going rate.

Or maybe just deal with the high price and say that you’re doing it to reduce your carbon emissions, right?

Tesla Model S rentals UK

Image Credit: Tesla Motors

The price? $580 a day. With that nice plump sum, though, you do get 200 miles of “free” driving — not a huge incentive, but still, something to consider, especially when you factor in the price of gasoline in the UK (~$9 to a gallon).

Autoblog Green provides more details:

UK-based EVision is offering right-hand drive Model S to motoring enthusiasts at a starting rate of about $100 an hour (with a three-hour minimum, of course), reports Transport Evolved. That jumps to $580 for the full day. And for a week of pretending that you’re James Bond in your sparkling Model S, the car will run about $3,300. And you though [sic] rental rates for London flats were expensive.

California-based Tesla started delivering the Model S to the UK in June. The model is priced at about $84,000 and Tesla said at the time that more than 3,400 Model S vehicles had been sold in Europe during the first four months of the year. Those figures were helped by Tesla’s decision to reduce the price of the Model S on the continent because of the strengthening Euro.

Hmm. What do you think? Worth it or not? Guess it depends on what several hundred dollars means to you, and how much you like to imagine yourself driving a Model S through the streets of London.


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About the Author

James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.



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