The bad news about trying to rent a Tesla Model S electric vehicle in the UK for a day is that it will run you about $580. The good news? You get 200 free miles worth of driving. The good news? Considering British fuel prices of about $9 a gallon and fact that the average fuel economy in the UK is around 38 miles per gallon, you're at least getting around $45 worth of travel for your $580. And you're doing it in one of the most popular EVs around.

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 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.


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      DarylMc
      • 5 Months Ago
      Yes it is a bit of money but a bargain if you cant afford a Model S and dream of driving one.
      bluepongo1
      • 5 Months Ago
      http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/29/tesla-charging-china-unicom-deal/
      Spec
      • 5 Months Ago
      Crazy expensive here too. I saw one place and it amounted to paying $4/per mile to drive a Tesla.
      jeff
      • 5 Months Ago
      I am shocked that an expensive car is expensive to rent....!!!!!
      Joeviocoe
      • 5 Months Ago
      If there is only one place renting them, and very few number if RHD vehicles overall... they can charge whatever they like. This current rate has nothing to do with next year's rate when there will be many more available.
      NestT
      • 5 Months Ago
      MPG Car Rental in Los Angeles(Venice) rents a Model S Performance Plus for $375 per day with 100 mile limit. To drive 200 miles you would pay $2/mile for every mile over 100 so you pay $575.
        Spec
        • 5 Months Ago
        @NestT
        Yep . . that is the ~$4/mile place (OK, $3.75/mile)
      • 3 Months Ago
      Rent a Tesla Model S in the UK! www.teslalondon.com
      purrpullberra
      • 5 Months Ago
      That's expensive for a rental car but as a way to figure out if a ModelS will work for you it may be worth taking out for a day or two. If there are a couple routes you need this car to accomplish it makes sense for you to actually drive it in the car you intend to buy and see if you'll make it. That's what I thought of at least instead of thinking of it as a car for someone to just rent on vaca in London. Who would ever want to drive around London as a tourist anyway? Taxis and the Tube are fine.
      Technoir
      • 5 Months Ago
      Rip off.