Anyone Want To Rent A Tesla Model 3?
If you haven’t yet heard of Turo, it’s like the Airbnb for vehicles. It’s a peer-to-peer car-sharing service with which people can put their car up for rent, just like you would do with a rental home or condo.
Chad and Min Hurin live in California and use Turo to rent out their Tesla Model S and Model X. In fact, they’ve used the rental service to pay off their vehicle loans. This is definitely an idea worth considering, especially if you have more than one car and there are times that you don’t use it. It might be a great way for people to afford a luxury vehicle, that may not have been able to afford it otherwise.
The Hurins obviously have a Tesla Model 3 reservation. Since they live in California and are current Tesla owners, and we can only assume that they got in line early to put their money down on the Model 3, they should have the new vehicle as soon as this December.
The timeline may change, however, since Tesla has experienced a “production bottleneck”, but sooner or later (and sooner than many reservation-holders) the Hurins will be proud owners of a Model 3 and they’ve already secured a deal to get it up on Turo.
Turo has offered the Hurins $500 to list their Model 3 on the site. At the time (this past weekend), the Hurins thought they might be the first to list and rent the Model 3 on Turo (turns out that probably won’t be the case, as competition for that status has already popped up – see 2 new listings below). Chad shared (via Business Insider):
“I don’t think there are any on Turo right now — there are only around 200 in the world. I think it will be very popular.”
Chad told Business Insider that Turo actually contacted him to talk about this deal. Turo has verified the information. The site said that the deal is set up as an earnings match. So, the Hurins will list their Tesla Model 3 on Turo and once they make $500, the site will award them another $500. This is a promo that Turo offers select people for specific vehicles. We can’t imagine it will take very long for the Hurins to make their first $500. Heck, they’ll probably pay off their Model 3 loan as well.
Check out these newly listed future Model 3 rentals on Turo now :
- Nick’s Model 3 in Boulder, Colorado (showing December availability)
- Jeff’s Model 3 in Vienna, Virginia (showing January availability)
Source: Business Insider, hat tip to Dan Z!