The future is here and it’s electric
When it comes to electric vehicles, one name still rises above the rest: Tesla Motors. The California-based automaker gets all the buzz because they’ve proven that EVs can be appealing, exciting, and powerful.
Driving a Tesla is a whole different experience than driving a traditional car. If you’ve never been behind the wheel, you can find Tesla rental alternatives here on Turo to get a full sample of the electric lifestyle.
Tesla is the biggest name in electric vehicles because they were the first to make them appealing to the masses. They’ve won car buyers over with impressive battery range, cutting-edge tech, and a novelty factor that still hasn’t worn off.
The Tesla design language is one of sleek minimalism, both inside and out. Tesla models famously come with one giant touchscreen that controls just about every function inside the cabin — no more buttons, knobs, or dials.
Long gone are the days of small puttering EVs. Tesla makes some of the quickest-accelerating production cars on the planet, thanks to instant electric torque from their giant batteries — especially with Ludicrous Mode.
Curious about all the Tesla hype? Want to know what it’s like to drive and live with an electric vehicle? Book a Tesla here on Turo and test drive it for a few days to get a sense of what the electric life is like. You can test out charging a Tesla at your home, at your office, or at charging stations around town.
The smallest and most affordable Tesla is the Model 3, a compact sedan that comes at an accessible price but still has all the Tesla toys. The Tesla Model 3 Performance comes with dual motors and can accelerate to 60 in 3.2 seconds!
The Model S was the first mass-produced Tesla model, and helped launch the company into legitimacy among consumers. The seven-seat sedan is a top-notch luxury vehicle that just happens to run on electricity.
Falcon wing doors! There’s a lot to love about Tesla’s incredibly fast and exceptionally capable SUV, but besides the P100D’s Ludicrous Mode acceleration, the Tesla Model X’s dramatic falcon wing doors are the most exciting party piece.
Best Tesla Rental in the San Francisco/Bay Area. Looking forward to renting from Dan again! - JW
Great car for winter... Set up for Tahoe trips with genuine winter tires (not the m+s tires that some people claim are winter) combined with AWD and the Tesla advantage (fastest reaction for traction control) make this the best car for snow trips in California in any rental car. The roof rack is useful as well although I want skiing on this trip and didn't use it. The Tesla itself is of course a great car, long range but small enough to still fit through San Francisco streets. Drop off and pick up was pretty painless at the long term parking.
Daniel bailed me out when the host that I had a booked with cancelled my reservation at the last minute. If you want to rent a Tesla in San Francisco Daniel is your man. Great service, great cars at a fair price. If your thinking of buying an E.V renting one first is a great idea. I realized after driving his Model 3 that it is the best car on the road by far Nothing comes close!
This Tesla was a great deal, extremely comfortable and the best car for driving on steep San Francisco hills. Tony was very helpful and flexible. Directions were clear and the car was perfect. Great experience.
Amazing trip loved San Francisco ‼️ Had a great time and enjoyed my first experience in a Tesla
Joseph's Tesla was a real delight to drive. Smooth and luxurious for sure. The car is immaculate and Joseph did a great job of walking us through the different settings in the car. Joseph was also very accommodating to our schedule. When I come back to San Francisco I will definitely be driving Tessy again.
I have to say my First time utilizing this service. And I love it. It was simple easy transaction and Monk the owner of the Car. the car was just amazing by explaining how the car works and by giving me a full description and really talking me through the how to use the car. If you are a first time Tesla driver that is. Amazing Service from Car owner. This is something you must do in San Francisco rent a Tesla, feel like you are really in the San Francisco area.
We had a great time in San Francisco with Dan’s Tesla. The car was clean and easy to drive. My first experience driving a electric car is amazing. Thank you and hope to see you again soon.
Leopoldo was a superb host! Very communicative. Everything went as planned. His Tesla was brand new and amazing to drive. I noticed that this was among the most popular cars in San Francisco- Model 3s everywhere. And I see why. It’s the perfect car for the streets of SF as you need to parallel park a lot and also good for Lombard aka Crooked Street lol - and nice to avoid the gas pump. My family and I did a ton of site seeing and we all enjoyed the car. We even put the caraoke to use and the fart feature made us all laugh 😂 You’ll see lol! All in all it was a fantastic experience!! I highly recommend Leopoldo and his Tesla! You won’t regret it!!
Awesome! Rented John's Tesla for a cruise from San Francisco to Monterey for a long weekend. It was so good. Turo Valet a convenient but I would not hesitate to arrange meeting the host at another location if it makes more sense. Turo is the future.
As a first time Tesla user, I throughly enjoyed the experience of driving Jasmit’s Tesla for the day in San Francisco. Jasmit (Jesse) is a fantastic communicator and very punctual. I would not hesitate in recommending the experience to drive a Telstra.....it’s very different but so cool. Only a five would be to figure out in advance where to find supercharge areas as it can be a pain to find.
Fun to take this new Tesla out for the weekend. If this is your first drive in a Tesla there is a learning curve, like going from PC to Mac. The car is mint condition and your host is reliable and responsive. If you are a Tesla enthusiast, I recommend this car and host.
I rented this Tesla for a long weekend and found just how comfortable they are on long drives. I went up north from San Francisco and all through the redwoods of Northern California. I’m so glad I got the extended range on the Model 3 because there were times that I followed a canyon road just to enjoy a few more miles. And then a few more... You get the idea. I was still always within a good rage to return to a charging station. So this Tesla was the perfect introduction to riding long trips with electric cars. As for Ryan himself? Well, Ryan exemplifies exactly what a Turo renter should be: 1. Clear, safe, and concise communication from the start. 2. Additional options to cover any type of trip (the added game controllers were great) 3. Clearly passionate about electric cars and the care shows throughout the ride Conclusion: if you are interested is renting any Tesla here, make sure to rent with Ryan first.
Another fabulous trip in Michelle’s Tesla model 3. This is my second or third time renting from her and will continue to do so each time I’m back in SF and her car is available. Communication/ delivery/ extensions are always super easy and tbh, the best turo experience I’ve ever had.
Love the car! It was very clean when I got it and Dan is very responsive to my messages! Would definitely be renting this Tesla from him again in the future!
Mehmet was very responsive when booking our trip. Great host, and I appreciated that he explained the basics of the Tesla at the beginning of the trip. The car itself was awesome, would highly recommend renting again!
Amazing renter - the pickup was seamless, the car was clean, charged and it had all of the bells and whistles. Makes me wanna buy a Tesla! Will definitely rent again if needed.
Garland was a great host, he made pick up and drop off an absolute breeze. His car has all of the bells and whistles you would hope to experience when renting a Tesla. A lot of Tesla’s on turo do not have autopilot/autosteer, but Garland’s model S90d definitely does. Overall my experience was top notch and I don’t think it could have went any better. I will definitely be looking for this car in the future when I’m back in SF. Thanks, Garland!
Everything was great. Good communication with host and good car. Would rent again.
Great host! Loved the car and Aaron was really easy to work with. So much easier than the traditional rental car services. Thank you!
Jessie has a great car and he was super helpful. He had very detailed and easy to follow instructions and he was always quick to respond in answering questions. Definitely recommend renting from Jessie!
We truly enjoyed our time utilizing Andrew’s Tesla. The car was clean and pick-up/drop-off was smooth and professional. Andrew was responsive and kind. We would recommend him to anyone. Thanks Andrew!
Gorgeous car, we had a wonderful experience working with Zara. The car was super clean and instructions on pick up/drop off were clear. We’ll be renting this beauty again in the future.
Excellent trip! Very friendly and extremity accommodating. Car was immaculate when I got it which is very reassuring during covid times. Would absolutely rent again!
Great experience and loved the car! Garland was responsive and made the rental experience incredibly easy, having access to the ChargePoint was also very useful! 5 stars and would absolutely rent again!
Thanks for an easy rental of a great car. Michael was a super-communicative host and everything was easy.
We needed a car for the weekend and Albert was a great help! He made the process quick and easy. We will definitely rent from him again!
Jennifer was very accommodating and went above and beyond in helping me get accustomed to her car (including doing a test drive). Would highly recommend renting from her!
Jason was an incredible host. His Tesla model 3 was just what I needed for my trip. The only negative was that I could not extend for (the 3rd time) an additional day, totally not his fault and completely my own fault for not planning ahead. Jason’s Tesla was great to drive and he kept an open line of communication the entire time. Not much more you could ask for out if a host. Will definitely recommend/rent from him in the future. Thanks, Jason!
Michelle provided a great rental experience. Professional and courteous, going above and beyond including sanitizing wipes and a bottle of water. Would recommend to anyone looking to rent a Tesla.
Always great to drive a Tesla, and Emal was very helpful and even set up a "profile" for me. The only caveat is that, one the booking, insurance, and charging fees are added in, the cost was closer to $200 than the $119 listing price.
Daniel was a great host. Highly recommend, I travel to San Francisco frequently and will definitely rent again!
Monk made it so easy to pick up and drop off the car. The Tesla was clean and fun to drive. He answered all questions and made our trip run so smoothly! Will definitely rent the Tesla from him again and check out his other cars!
Yooo, Zara is the best Turo host on this app! I had minor issues with charging, and she replied within seconds to help out. I’ve never used Turo before because I was so used to the old fashion way of using car rental companies, but I’m never going back! The Tesla Model 3 is as advertised. I am definitely renting again!
I highflying recommend Zara she was very nice and her car great! She responds fast to anything you need.
The car was flawless and the host was responsive, pleasant and professional. Highly recommended.
Everything was great. The car was clean, drove like a breeze and Anthony was very quick to respond to messages and questions.
Michael’s car was clean, charged, and ready to go. He accommodated an early morning pickup and responded almost immediately every time I messaged him. I will definitely be booking again for my next trip.
Very clean car, felt like stepping into a new vehicle. Great communication with car owner.
Car runs beautifully & the autopilot was a great feature as well. Host was very helpful and even recommended good food spots.
Amazing car. Brand new, spotless and what an amazing wrap colors. So much fun to drive. Will definitely be buying one! Would recommend!!
New car, kind only from the shop, SW very comfortable, autopilot is 🙂, owner is very kind. Best I have ever had.
Great driving model S. Jasmit provided very clear and detailed pick up and drop off instructions which made this quite easy. Would rent again for another road trip!
It was nice to work with Jason on this rental. Everything went smoothly and in a timely manner. I was impressed with the flexibility and responsiveness. Jason was very accommodating and I recommend him.
Eric was super friendly and helpful when booking and picking up. The Tesla was clean and ran well. A little too well and now I might have to buy one for my everyday drive.
This was my first time using Turo and Fenil was the most delightful/ helpful host I could ask for. Extremely helpful and always got back to me in a timely manner. The pickup and drop off were as easy as it gets. If I visit this area again, I’ll most definitely reach out and rent from Fenil before I would consider renting from anyone else.