Tesla is teaming up with Airbnb to give customers staying for a vacation in the West Coast some peace of mind. The automaker plans to give free chargers to over 100 Airbnb hosts in the region, particularly those renting out premium properties. There are already 12 entries in the list of Tesla-ready houses, but Airbnb's still accepting applications from those who want to install one. Only candidates that are renting out whole properties, have had at least five bookings and a four-star rating are eligible, though, and even then they might not be among the 100 hosts chosen for the project. That said anyone who gets picked will still have to shell out a few hundred bucks: neither Tesla nor Airbnb will cover the $200 to $900 installation fee.
Range anxiety is a real thing, and no doubt it's keeping a lot of people from making the leap to electric vehicles. Tesla's been working to make charging stations available in more locations in an effort to serve present and future customers. In addition to its partnership with Airbnb, the automaker is also installing chargers in Manhattan garages and has updated its software to be able to plot routes along its charger networks.Engadget, the definitive guide to this connected life.