Note: As of March, 2020, the car smells a bit like oregano, since it turns out that's what 7th Generation antiseptic wipes smell like.
This is a 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range.
We love it.
Smooth power, low center of gravity, premium interior, no toxic emissions. Handles the hills like they were not there.
This car has been driven by people from 36 countries, by the way. Just added South Africa and Indonesia to my list 😀
If you book it, you'll get it at least 50% charged and be responsible to bring it back at least 50%. That probably means stopping at a SuperCharger. Closest ones in each direction are Petaluma, Napa, Concord, (only 70kw), Alameda, San Mateo, Daly City (only 70kw), and SF Letterman Drive (additional parking fee).
Fees for supercharging are about half the cost of gas, and supercharging stops are slightly longer but generally more pleasant than a gas station. Instead of toxic fumes and minimarts, you get shopping centers and restaurants. Personally, I like the ones at San Mateo and Alameda best, they have 120KW charging and a Peet's Coffee and grocery stores nearby. The SSF, Daly City, and Letterman Dr Superchargers are slower.
I would budget 15 minutes of supercharging for every hour spent driving.
You can also charge at Tesla Destination Charging stations and J1772 stations and RV parks. This is practical if you will be staying put fo hours time, like a full workday, or overnight, or a marathon shopping session. Charging at a SuperCharger gives you 250-500 miles of range per hour, charging at a Destination Charging station is more like 20-60 miles of range per hour, and a J1772 station is 10-25 miles of range per hour. On the other hand, sometimes they are free with your stay at a hotel or employer or shopping center.
Charging from a regular home outlet is like 3 miles of range per hour.
Please note that this is a very active car, often with back-to-back rentals. Do not count on being able to extend your rental and do not return it without charging. If your don't charge it, I have to make a special trip to the Daly City supercharger, you agree to pay $50 extra to compensate me for that. If you don't agree to this condition, do not book this car.
Bike rack Extra requires 48 hours notice.
No pets, no smoking of any kind. Substantial fees will be imposed if you or your party leave any evidence of smoking of or pet smells or pet hairs or stains in the vehicle. And if you stop at the beach, please vacuum your sand.
I think you'll love this car. Book it now! 👍😀