The future is here, and it’s electric
When it comes to all-electric vehicles, one name rises above the rest: Tesla Motors. This American electric vehicle company gets all the buzz in the auto industry because they’ve proven that EVs can be appealing and exciting luxury vehicles, on top of having low maintenance costs, zero tailpipe or carbon emissions, and being excellent for the Earth.
Driving a Tesla is a fantastic experience and wholly different than driving anything else in the automotive consumer landscape. To sample the revolution for yourself, you can find Teslas right here on Turo.
Tesla is the top brand in battery-electric vehicles because they’ve won car buyers over with impressive driving range, innovative features, performance on par with sports cars from major automakers, and a novelty factor that still hasn’t worn off.
Tesla’s design language is one of sleek minimalism, both inside and out. Tesla models famously come with one giant touchscreen that controls just about every function inside the cabin (like the audio system, climate controls, and vehicle settings), nixing the need for buttons, knobs, or dials.
Early EVs were known for being slow and sad, but Elon Musk’s creations blew those expectations out of the water. Every Tesla can do zero-to-60 in under six seconds — in some cases, half that — while using only a fraction as much energy as traditional gas-powered vehicles.
Curious about all the Tesla hype? Want to sample the Tesla driving experience and find out what it's like to live with an electric vehicle? Book a Tesla here on Turo and test drive it for a few days to get a sense of what the EV life is like. You can test out charging a Tesla at your home, at your office, or at the company’s own charging station infrastructure.
The most affordable Tesla is also known for being the most enjoyable to drive, thanks to its compact, low-slung body and athletic handling. Parties involving a full set of adults might want to opt for the bigger models, but if your passenger load is light, this is the Tesla to get for an amazing trip.
As the car that put Tesla on the map, the Model S still stacks up well today thanks to its blend of comfort, driving finesse, and interior spaciousness. It also happens to offer the performance to match turbocharged luxury performance sedans, while getting the electric equivalent of quadruple their MPG. Its hatchback body and available third-row jump seats provide an edge in practicality, too.
The Model X will be forever defined by its dramatic falcon-wing doors — a feature you would typically see on a rare exotic vehicle. Beyond the fancy portals, you’ll find a roomy SUV with seating for up to seven (depending on configuration), along with sporty handling and rapid acceleration.
The Tesla was awesome!! I took the girls out for a bachelorette party in wine country and there were plenty of charging stations! We flew in from Florida to San Francisco and getting the car was easy. The car was very clean and easy to use even for a first time Tesla user. Drop off was just as simple! Thank you Min!!!
Very responsive to any and all questions, and trust me there were a lot of questions. The car was perfect for our day trip down the coast, especially with the high gas prices.
I 100% recommend renting this Tesla if you’re in the San Francisco area. Daniel had everything set up for us and was quick to respond to any questions we may have had. The car itself was clean and had plenty of space for the group of 4 of us.
I am very pleased with my experience driving this beautiful Tesla Model Y. Really clean fun car. German was on time, communicative, and extremely helpful throughout the rental process. BEST Host and best TESLA in the Bay Area
Cory is very nice, accommodating and easy to work with. We communicated via TURO messaging, text messages and phone well, and Cory always replied promptly. Pick-up/drop-off at San Francisco airport is very convenient for travelers. The vehicle is a very new 2021 TESLA Model Y. I was told that it was delivered just three weeks ago before I rented it. It only had 16XX miles when I picked up the car. I rented it for five days on the Thanksgiving weekend mainly for a long trip from the Bay Area to L.A. and back. I always wanted to get extended driving experiences with a TESLA, and I enjoyed this trip and driving this Model Y tremendously. The Model Y is an E-car SUV but it drives and handles like a supercar, in particular with the 21-inch rims and very low-profile tires on this Model Y. The power and acceleration are always there whenever needed. It's also very easy and safe to drive with all the sensors/cameras and safety features. I hardly used the brakes on my entire trip because the car brakes automatically as soon as the acceleration pedal is released. The console screen looks a little complicated and intimidating at first glance, but actually it's pretty easy to operate after doing a little study and watching short tutorial videos. And voice commands are always there. I want to share my experience with charging this vehicle: First of all, you need to understand there are three types of TESLA superchargers: v1, v2 and V3. In general, V2 and V3 superchargers are 3-4 times faster than V1 chargers, so whenever possible use V2 and/or V3 superchargers. Although TESLA says basically all superchargers are billed for each kWh of electricity used, in reality V1 chargers in urban area cost more or a lot more than V3 chargers in rural area. A lot of superchargers in urban area are still V1 chargers, but there are also quite a few free V2/V3 chargers in rural area. Also, in general in CA, nighttime charging fees (7PM-10AM) are 50% off daytime (10AM-7PM) charging fees. And in some areas nighttime charging is completely free. TESLA navigation map has information on the type of superchargers as well as the charging fees for each supercharger station. Just click on the supercharger station location on the map to see the details. The charging cost for my 1129-mile trip is ~$75, which includes the $25 EV recharge fee I paid in advance. It's very close to the 100miles/gal equivalent gas mileage TESLA advertised. The charging range for this model Y is limited to 300 miles per full charge. But in reality, with a V2/V3 supercharger, it can add 160-180 miles in a 15-20 minutes' charge and that's usually all you need to continue your trip before another 15-20 minutes' charge is needed. If you're planning for a long trip, use TESLA's navigation map to plan for the trip and it will show where you need to stop for a supercharger along the way. Although it's convenient to use the TESLA on-board navigation map to plan for a trip and for supercharger locations, don't trust it entirely for supercharger locations--I learned this the hard way: On my way back from LA, Tesla brought me to a supercharger station that's not in operation in Santa Maria, and I couldn't find a nearby supercharger station from Tesla's navigation map for the < 30 miles left on the battery. It turned out that the supercharger station in Santa Maria was newly built but not yet open to the public. Luckily, I was able to find a destination charger in a hotel's parking lot 5 miles away and use Google Map to find a supercharger station ~25 miles away from there. (Also, Google Map did not show any supercharger in Santa Maria.) So, I drove to the hotel and used the destination charger to add ~15 miles for a total of ~43 miles on the battery, and then it's safe to drive to the supercharger 25 miles away. So, this lesson tells me that Google Map has more accurate info. on superchargers than Tesla itself. Better double-check with Google Map for insurance. One more thing to be aware of is if you're like me who likes to press the acceleration pedal hard, you should take 15-20% off the TESLA-estimated mileage left on battery. Again, it has been a very pleasant and enjoyable experience both driving this Tesla Model Y and doing business with Cory. For sure I will rent it again in the future when I need it (before getting a Tesla of my own).
Perfect Turo experience. John had the car parked/charging and ready for us at SFO early in the morning the day after Christmas. The car is super clean, everything in top shape. It was such a luxury to avoid the SFO rental center, and we saved a few bucks. Highly recommended.
This was my first Turo rental but will not be my last. The car was in great shape and was a lot of fun to drive. Daniel had everything arranged perfectly which made for a convenient pick up and return to valet lot near SFO. He also contacted me during the rental to help with with a problem that I inadvertently created with the car that caused it to limit the speed to 70. I highly recommend this car and Daniel if you are in the market for a nice Tesla in the San Francisco Bay area.
First time with Turo was amazing. The Tesla was awesome, Richie answered every question on the app quickly so we could plan our trip. We got into the airport after midnight. But Richie had the car waiting for us already. We used the app and didn't have to wait inline or talk to anyone. Just got to the car loaded it up and on our way. Probably will never rent from big companies again. Got a Tesla for the same price as a minivan. Best car rental experience for our family.
Fantastic car, great owner. Easy rental process, except we were new to Tesla and could have used a primer on how to drive and how to charge it.
Raymond was prompt and helpful throughout the rental process. His Tesla is loaded with features and was perfect for shuttling our team around.
Daniel is the best! I’ve never drove a Tesla before this so we were pretty excited. The vehicle was clean as a whistle! Took it to a trip to LA and the mileage he offered was great. Great price and it was a dream to drive. Daniel was super accommodating and would definitely rent from him again.
Raymond's Tesla has turn a good trip into an unforgettable trip. We have enjoyed a lot for a reasonable price and Raymond has been comprehensive and flexible. I highly recommend booking a trip with him. 😀
Everything went smoothly with the renting of Syneicia's Tesla Model Y. The car was clean, SFO delivery on time, I recommend this host. Overall a perfect 5 star experience!
We had a blast driving the Tesla Y to the Redwoods, Sonoma and Napa. We spent a couple of nights car camping and it was a dream. We would definitely rent this car again and Ryan was always available to answer questions. I would note that the car is expected to be cleaned upon return so make sure to have enough time to do so.
Our rental with Ryan was great! The car was easy to find, his instructions were clear and he was super responsive. I would definitely rent from him again. We loved the Tesla experience!
Loved renting Jan's Tesla! Jan was great to work with, made pick up and drop off super easy, which was great because we were traveling with our 9 month old. He was really communicative the whole time and was at SFO right when we landed, and again when we dropped off. The car was awesome too, a lot of fun driving the model x. And the blue on black is really sharp, super cool car. We'll rent from Jan again the next time we are in the pay area.
Everything was great! Elena was very attentive and helped answer all my questions! The car was great and obviously tons of fun (yay Tesla!). 10/10 would rent again!
5 star from beginning to end. Delivered to the airport and super easy to get into car and go right from parking lot next to terminal. Great communication, was willing to pick up from hotel at end. As a business traveler, it’s nice to rent a car and not have to deal with endless rules that you sometimes get with car sharing, just treat car with respect and replenish what you use and you’re good. Would rent from Tong 10/10.
Daniel was great and responsive to all my questions. I’ve had friends use Turo but it was my first time and a practically perfect experience thanks to him. Test driving a Tesla isn’t comparable to actually living with it for a few days. The opportunity gave me a greater understanding of my own driving style/habits and what I want & enjoy most in driving. It’s a weird little thing, but I appreciated most that there was a puffs tissue box in the front console and quick app access. It gave me time to be leisurely with the learning curve. The only thing (which has nothing to do with Daniel) is that I got rushed at pickup and drop off of the car. So doing the precheck sign in through the turo app with multiple pictures slipped my mind. I highly suggest you don’t let them make you feel rushed to leave until you finish doing the pre & post check. If you’ll be in San Francisco, the best charging stations were the ones in presidio and a quick top off in Serramonte before returning it to the park n fly and our flight from SFO. I can’t wait to come back and rent this again ^.^ it really made our trip more fun & completely worth finding better places to park around the city.
The car is beautiful and everyone definitely notices. We had fun driving down the coast but it was a nuisance waiting for the car to charge and having to find Tesla supercharger stations because this Tesla can not charge at universal charging stations. So definitely plan to wait/ shop nearby and you will have to stop a few times if you're on a road trip. Other than that, Jan's tesla is the Tesla you want for your next trip:)
Simon Li was Very attentive on texting us to keep us informed. Great car and one of the first car I’ve rented on Turo without any smell of smoke inside. Very clean car.
Could not have been any better. Super smooth communication, pickup process and drop off. Car was immaculate and Albert was extremely helpful all the way through the rental. Will for sure rent with Albert again.
We arrived on a cruise ship to San Fran , and the car was just a few minutes walk from the port. What a great car, and wonderful owner! New, immaculate, roomy and fun to drive. The owner showed us how to easily operate the car ( it was our first time driving a Tesla...I'm now a fan.) This Turo experience was absolutely perfect !
Repeat renter and will again if I come back to SF. Very good and accommodating service. Great, timely communication. Car was clean, maintained and fun to drive. Fit my family of 6 with all luggage for a 5 night trip.
Very happy with the experience. The car was very clean and fully charged. The pickup/drop off instructions were very clear. Would rent again in a heartbeat. Thank you!
Alex provided an excellent experience throughout our trip. As a family of 5, traveling can be quite hectic. Alex made sure to go above and beyond through each step of the trip. The car was amazing to drive, but the best part was Alex being readily accessible (responds to texts within seconds) if we had any questions or concerns. He brought the car directly to the airport upon arrival and departure and had a cart waiting for us when we departed. Alex even shipped out a new fob battery when the old one was displaying low battery (still working, but just as a precaution). I highly recommend renting from Alex especially if you are a family - he makes the entire process smooth as possible. Thanks again Alex!
Great car, brand new! Wonderful chatting with Lara, she gave me an overview of how to use the Tesla best and helpful tips on charging! A+ experit.
Wonderful host! Han was communicative and timely, and the car was totally brand new—you can still smell the new car smell! I especially enjoyed the Performance trim features—this is a true driving machine. For those looking to rent a Model Y, I'd strongly recommend renting a Performance model like this, as the difference is palpable. Overall, amazing vehicle and phenomenal host. I will definitely rent again soon!
An excellent experience renting this Model Y. Aside from the screen freezing multiple times a day and the driver side door making a weird sound when closing, the car was fun and easy to drive. Also, Sasha was very responsive whenever i sent him a message. I would highly recommend renting this car.
Car was great. Charging in California was no problem at all. Would definitely rent again!!!
The car was very clean and accurately depicted. The host was great to communicate with and it was easy to pick up and drop off. I would highly recommend this car to rent!
I loved driving this car in California. Although one of the tyre burst at the start of our trip, the host was very helpful and communicated very well with us. I would love to rent from them again.
This was my first time using Turo and a Tesla and both were great, thanks to Simon. He made the full process very easy, was super responsive and was there to help me whenever needed. He offered multiple seat configurations, helped me optimize the car charging and helped me really well with a small issue that arise with the car (not of his fault). The car was in great condition, clearly from someone that takes good care of it was a pleasure to go around with it.
Perfect for a day trip up to Napa from SF. The car was perfect and Robert was easy to work with. I would definitely rent this car again. A fantastic experience.
Fantastic car, clean as a whistle, and excellent service. Would definitely rent again.
The car was great! Faycal was communicative, helpful, and understanding. Would recommend to other drivers! This was my first time driving a Tesla and I wanted to note that I underestimated the time to charge the car to full so definitely try to plan accordingly!
My first Turo experience, and it was incredible! Amazing car, amazing pick and and drop off experience. Much more seamless and simple than an airport car rental, and a much better car too! Loved the Tesla, it was super clean and in great condition! Joseph’s communication was really great too!
Great car! Great host. Helped us when we lost the keycard with remote work. Thank you.
Very responsive and super easy to deal with. Would rent again if travel to the area.
Ryan was very responsive the entire time I had the car. Car itself was great the whole time. Would recommend highly!
The Host went above and beyond to make sure we would have plenty of time to pick up before our family trip which made getting out the door with 2 kids, us and in-laws a breeze. The car was spotless and as described. Would definitely recommend Minh as your next Host here in Turo!
This is our first time using Turo and the experience couldn’t be better, the Tesla was perfect clean and sanitized. Boris gave us very nice suggestions regarding best restaurants and wine tasting in Napa Valley. Great 5 stars all the way.
Jan is a very kind and responsive person, my family trip in the Tesla Model X was great, the trip to Los Angeles in Model X is super fast and quiet and the best of all is that I didn't spend a single dollar on recharges, they are all free!!
Really convenient and helpful for a quick trip. Great fun car to drive too. Loved all the communication. Thanks for the ride.
Great Car ! I will definitely recommend to friends and family for the next trip . Robert drop off the car for us to our hotel . All was fantastic .
Incredible car and incredible owner. Raymond was great with communication and flexibility!
Shiv was a great host, super responsive, and easy to work with. 100% would rent again with Shiv.
I had high expections... The 1246 mile road trip was awesome... and Robert surpassed!!! I would rent again. Thank you so much.
First time driving a Tesla and it was an awesome experience. Syneicia was a great host.
Lara is a fantastic host. Her communication was almost immediate and her Tesla Model Y is perfect, almost brand new, It was clean, comfortable, and the whole experience was effortless. A+. Thanks Lara.
Great to drive a new near model Y. Car super clean and in fantastic condition. Thanks Richie
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