Let's hope that Tesla comes with unlimited miles

Hertz has announced that it is adding a pretty new pony to its stable of upper-drawer rentals: the all-electric Tesla Model S sedan.

Tesla, whose stock hit an all-time high of $185.24 on Wednesday, will soon see its award-winning sedan parked alongside the Aston Martins, Lamborchini Gallardos and other posh rides available on Hertz lots in select US markets as part of its Dream Cars” program, launched in June.

In its press release, Hertz announced the Model S will join the rental fleet at airports in San Francisco and Los Angeles among other locations, will feature a range of 265 miles on a single charge, and – are you sitting down? – only set you back $500 a day, a relative steal considering the Bentley goes for three times that rate.

 

 “Customer and industry support for Hertz’s Dream Cars has been overwhelming, so adding the Tesla Model S to the already outstanding fleet was an easy choice,” said Mark P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and CEO. “The ability to offer a truly unique driving experience to Hertz customers is a thrill, and the addition of this vehicle shows the passion we have in offering the best and most diverse fleet to our customers.”

Model S renters won’t stick around the airport long, as the vehicle can go from zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds.

Credit: hertzdreamcars.com

Patrick May Patrick May (305 Posts)

With more than 30 years on the front line of daily American journalism, I'm currently a staff writer with the San Jose Mercury News, covering Apple and writing people-centric business stories from Silicon Valley.