TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

Renting Model S out of Frankfurt, Germany?

Discussion in 'Europe -' started by DITB, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. DITB

    DITB Charged.hk co-founder

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,568
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    #1 DITB, Oct 24, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2014
    .

    Asking for renting a Tesla Model S for 13 days, I have received prices ranging between 1,800 and 9,100 EUR (!!!).

    For 9,100 EUR I could probably save money buying a second hand car, then selling it again when done. Of course, not very practical, but 9,100 EUR is a bit over the top, while 1,800 EUR is quite reasonable.

    Both including 3,000 km, which is about 1,900 miles for those who care. Speaking of conversions, 1,800 EUR is 2,280 USD, while 9,100 EUR is 11,530 USD, which is like ... 37 USD pr HOUR, 24/7 for 13 days.

    As 1,800 EUR is about 138 EUR or 175 USD pr day, I took that offer. It includes full insurance and "free gas" (when I use superchargers). All I know is it's with 85 kWh battery, the rest I don't care too much about.

    On this note, in case the car doesn't come with all the charging cables I could need, would my Hong Kong BS1363 fit a German Model S (220V / 10A Mennekes), using an adapter for the different plug size obviously?

    How about the IEC Type-2 adapter, whatever the exact name is, is it worth taking with me?
     
  2. DITB

    DITB Charged.hk co-founder

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,568
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    #2 DITB, Oct 25, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2014
    Great car for the German Autobahn
     

    Attached Files:

  3. Dave46

    Dave46 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2014
    Messages:
    6
    Location:
    Pacific coast
    What is the name and address of the car rental agency that offers
    the 1,800 rate?

    Thanks
     
  4. DITB

    DITB Charged.hk co-founder

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,568
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    They only have one (1) car, and you can find it on TESLASTATION - in German only.

    I hope there will be more of these, what should we say, "micro car rental companies". Imagine going on vacation and renting a Tesla Model S locally - maybe while your own is being rented out, while you are away? A swap?

    The rates of super car prices for other locations are outrageous. Imagine, a car with so little maintenance, why should it cost as much as a Lambo or 'vette ZR-1 to rent?

    Similar services have been made for vacation, home-swapping. Cheap rental of accommodation as well, which is even more well known.

    I was going to post about it, just not sure which forum. Renting a Model S, on a different continent, using superchargers while getting around. Oh, the AutoBahn, what a great way to LEGALLY try out the limits of this wonderful car. I hope I can try the same again, with a P85D some day (I don't have any plans to buy one myself, happy with my pre-autopilot straight-85 Model S - but I am dying to try a P85D!)
     
  5. AustinPowers

    AustinPowers Total Smeghead

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,116
    Location:
    Frankfurt, Germany
    Funny, that station is in the village (I don't even dare calling it a town - after all it has less than two and a half thousand inhabitants) next to where my parents live. I didn't know there was a Model S "living" almost next door :smile:
     

Share This Page