You would be driving the car of the future today. Incredible performance, luxury, and best of all: no guilt and no compromises. Drive the most exciting vehicle of this century and join the movement to electric sustainable transportation.
With a full charge you'll be able to drive 200 fun miles! And use the free Tesla supercharging network across the country.
The car also has an eco-hitch installed. If you need to mount a bike, just let me know and I can have it ready for you during your trip.
Must be age 30+ to rent
Please take care of this vehicle: No smoking and a $35.00 cleaning fee will be added if vehicle is returned too dirty.
2013 Tesla Model STesla Model S 60kWh with supercharging15510
Awesome experience with this car. Even though it's an earlier version of Model S, it was so far ahead of it's time, that it still feels like the future to me. Disclaimer: I drive a Leaf, so I'm hooked on the smooth torque of electrics and I'm not afraid of arriving at the next charging site with only 6mi of range left. The pick-up was like magic. I texted him when I arrived at the car and the doors unlocked. Even though he was out of town, Camilo went out of his way to make sure I was all set up - the fob was out of battery (ironically), so he interrupted his driving, pulled over, and called me to set me up to log in with the Tesla app, which turned out very handy to be able to use. I drove the car from Seattle to Vancouver and back with a stop at the Burlington Supercharger each way. Both times we ate while the car was charging and it finished right when we got back to the car.
I splurged on a last minute rental and it was handled very well, especially considering he was out of town. Concerns were addressed quickly. It needed a charge initially and was slightly dirty but I wasn't concerned such minor issues. He provided a great place to park and charge it in the city for next to nothing. The vehicle has a slight learning curve due to the uniqueness. I couldn't play any music until I synced a phone. Charging it takes two clicks, one to unlock the port and one to unlock the charge receptacle. Also wasn't sure when it was actually on since everything starts up except the "engine". Incredibly fast and responsive to handling, poor sight lines and blind spot issues. Definitely a great experience overall. Don't hesitate to rent this.
Camilo's a great host. He was an excellent and timely communicator. We met at the designated spot on time. He walked me through the basics - which is pretty important for a first-time electric car driver.
Camilo's Tesla was clean and well maintained; he clearly loves his car. It was a joy to drive and admirably filled in for my vehicle (which was at the shop).
My wife and I took it around Seattle for a Sunday drive: Northgate, Carkeek, Ballard, West Seattle, Madison Park, then Capitol Hill. That pretty much took the battery down to 20% as we weren't particularly conservative in our energy usages (heater on, music on, GPS on, etc). Even so, I was able to plug in and charge it up at work (NOTE: I recommend getting a ChargePoint account before renting just in case you need one!).
I would definitely rent again should the need arise.
Of course this is a great car and my Tesla test drive has led to a decision to purchase. We came to Albuquerque for a wedding and all the family wanted to go for a ride. Camilo was very helpful explaining the use of the car and local charging issues and was also very accommodating, even driving us back to the airport after we returned the car. Full 5 stars.
We had some difficulties with charging the car in Santa Fe, mostly because this was our first experience with an electric car. Camilo was out of state, but got back to us right away when we needed help. We really appreciated his responsiveness. I would recommend to anyone renting his car that you have a plan for where you will be charging it, and check with Camilo to make sure the charging station you are going to is one that will fit the Tesla, as they are not universal. Also, know that the range displayed on the screen, for example 189 miles, will go down more quickly than the miles you cover if you are traveling at interstate speeds, or uphill, but especially if you are doing both. The car was great, and Camilo was very helpful. The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that Camilo told us that a full charge should get us from Albuquerque to Santa Fe and back, but we had to charge the car in Santa Fe, and finding the right place to do that was a bit of a hassle.
We had a fantastic time renting the Tesla! Camilo is just the nicest person you’d ever want to meet. He explained the details of the vehicle and how the technology of the car works quickly and efficiently at the airport pick-up location. He was extremely flexible on days/times that we needed the car. Very responsive to all my text messages and phone calls. We could not have chosen a better vehicle and person to rent from for our wedding weekend in Portland!