MPG Car Rental Adds Tesla Model S to LA Fleet; Rental Rate is $499 Per Day

4 years ago by Eric Loveday 4

$499 Per Day...Seems Excessive, Don't You Think

$499 Per Day…Seems Excessive, Don’t You Think

Got an extra $499 to blow?

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

If so, then perhaps renting a Tesla Model S P85 for a single day is what you should do with that spare cash.

Probably not, but that’s what MPG Car Rental in Los, Angeles, California hope you’ll do with your extra dough when visiting the area.

MPG Car Rental just added a Model S P85 to it fleet.

The astronomical daily cost of $499 makes no sense to us, especially since renting a Chevy Volt there is a reasonable $99 per day.

Note the Volt reference in MPG Car Rental’s Model S description:

“A hybrid car rental may be exciting and green enough for many, but the entirely electric 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year Tesla Model S Performance is something else. Tesla founder Elon Musk has said that the Model S was intended to be not only to be the best all-electric car on the road but best car on the road, period. With all due respect to an impressive Chevy Volt rental, the automotive experts agree that the Model S offers an all-electric experience that surpasses just about every car now on the road – electric, hybrid, or traditional.”

Hence the reason why we include the Volt’s daily rental rate.

We’re thinking the Model S will see little use at that rate, but it did just join the fleet, so maybe its daily rate will drop as its newness wears off.

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4 responses to "MPG Car Rental Adds Tesla Model S to LA Fleet; Rental Rate is $499 Per Day"

  1. ELROY says:

    Well since it is at least 3 times more expensive than a volt..perhaps $299/day would be more reasonable. I would probably pay that to test one overnight. Wonder if they have a fast charger on site?

  2. EV says:

    are they really comparing the tesla to the volt its fuckin obvious the model s is the greatest car ever made but the volt is a very nice car price is way too high $499 for 1 day? NO thanks

  3. Some exotic car rental places price the Model S as high as $750 per day.

    @Elroy, you can rent my Model S85 for $299 per day.

  4. Years ago I used to go to Las Vegas a lot for conventions. I would frequently go to the exotic rental places and rent a car for the day. I rented a Viper, a Ferrari, a Lotus and a bunch of lessor convertibles. I was paying for the experience, not just to rent a car. I suspect the people that rent the P85 are looking for the same thing. $500 for a day of fun in an extraordinary car isn’t too bad as long as you have it to spare, and there are certainly enough people in LA with enough coin to do so.