Model X Rentals Live Starting April 1

eMotion's brand spankin' new beautiful blue Tesla Model X arrives at eMotion headquarters in about eight days! We hope to have rentals live by April 1.

Check back to emotion.rentals to be the first to get your hands on our new Model X. Features include:

  • 90 kWh battery for an EPA-rated range of 257 miles (92 mpg equivalent)
  • All-wheel drive
  • Deep blue metallic paint 20" Silver Wheels
  • Ultra white vented seats
  • Carbon fiber decor
  • Black Alcantara Headliner
  • Six Seat Interior
  • Free Supercharging
  • Enhanced Autopilot
  • Smart Air Suspension
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Ultra high fidelity sound
  • Towing Package

This is a loaded Model X! Be the first to drive it by repeatedly checking http://emotion.rentals for updates.

Bye, Bye 60 & 60D

Tesla discontinues the Model S 60 & 60D effective April 16, 2017.

Tesla discontinues the Model S 60 & 60D effective April 16, 2017.

Tesla is discontinuing the Model S 60 & 60D. These are the smallest battery configuration one could buy from Tesla. Apparently Tesla found that most people ended up wanting the larger batteries, so they are streamlining their production and ordering process by eliminating this battery configuration.

Tesla notes that "Customers who still want the opportunity to own a 60 kWh Model S will have until April 16, 2017 to place their order." And if you have a 60 kWh Model S, you can upgrade your battery to a 75 kWh capacity "via an over the air update." For a fee, of course. The 60 kWh batteries were all 75 kWh batteries masquerading as a smaller battery. This gives each owner the ability to "unlock" the larger battery by paying Tesla a fee, then they push out a software update allowing access to the full capacity.

eMotion rentals Model S is a 70 kWh battery and the Model X is a 90 kWh battery. You can rent one of our Teslas here. If you would like to purchase your own Model S 60, 60D, or other Model S or Model X, save yourself $1,000 by clicking here and using the eMotion discount code joe3746.

Use eMotion Discount Code for $1000 Off New Tesla

Use the eMotion discount code to save $1,000 of a new Model S or X!

Use the eMotion discount code to save $1,000 of a new Model S or X!

Tesla is once again running a discount that you can only get through current Tesla owners. Use the eMotion discount code when you order, or provide the joe3746 discount code to a Tesla sales associate after you order, to save $1,000 off the price of a new Tesla Model S or Model X. You can add the code anytime prior to final payment, as we understand it.

Using our code saves you money, and gives us a chance to be present at the Model 3 delivery event. Feel free to spread this code far and wide to all your friends and family.

But hurry, the code is only good through March 15, 2017!

eMotion Rentals Orders Tesla Model X

eMotion Rentals, provider of luxury Tesla rentals in the Washington, DC area, today placed an order for a new Tesla Model X 90D. When delivered in March, customers will be able to rent both Tesla Model S and Model X vehicles, the most advanced vehicles on the road today.

In coordination with Tesla, we're also offering a discount code worth $1,000 off a new Tesla for people wanting to purchase their own. Simply use http://ts.la/joe3746 when ordering to save $1,000. Orders must be placed by January 15, 2017.

Each eMotion Tesla comes with Tesla's famed autopilot hardware that allows the car to drive itself, with driver oversight. Using cameras, radar, and sonar, the vehicle senses its surroundings including vehicles and the lines on the road to navigate. The new Model X brings the second generation of autopilot hardware with up to eight active cameras. As Tesla rolls out software updates, the new Model X will eventually be capable of full self driving (see video, below). In the immediate future, it will allow ramp-to-ramp driving with little to no driver intervention.

Take a ride in a Tesla with Full Self-Driving Hardware.

There's nothing more frustrating than stop-and-go traffic. eMotion Rentals' Model S and X vehicles navigate stop-and-go traffic automatically and flawlessly, taking the frustration out of driving. Traffic jams have never been more relaxing!

Additionally, each of our Teslas include unlimited free Tesla Supercharging, all-wheel drive, premium interiors, premium sound, and heated seats and steering wheels. This Model X acquisition brings towing, a 90 kWh battery for more distance without recharging, and a gorgeous white interior with vented seats.

Our rentals are powered by Turo, providing a car rental marketplace for rentals around the world.

This Model X supplements eMotion Rentals' Tesla Model 3 order, scheduled for late 2017 delivery. We'll add the Model X to our inventory as soon as we get it, of course. But in the meantime, you can rent an eMotion Model S to satisfy that Tesla fix before the Model X arrives. 

Turo Blog & Tesla Safest Car on the Road

eMotion Rentals founder Joe Edgell recently got an honorable mention (just a photo) in the Turo blog. The article notes that "the complete experience of owning a Tesla hasn’t been fully achieved until the joy of driving one has been shared with as many people as possible."

We completely agree!

Driving a Tesla, or better yet, letting it drive you down the freeway with no driver intervention other than keeping your hand on the wheel and paying attention, is the most remarkable, otherworldly experience. It is something everyone must try.

Our rentals are wide open for December and January, with substantial discounts for weekly and monthly rentals. If you're wondering if the extra cost of a Tesla rental is worth it on the next family vacation, consider the safety of your family. Tesla Model S cars are the safest car ever rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. How safe, check out this article to get an idea of just how safe. Your family's safety is worth a few extra dollars, particularly with the crazies on the road today.

You can see if one of our Teslas is available for rental on your preferred dates here.

New Autopilot Upgrade Details

Tesla's September 11 post.

Tesla's September 11 post.

Tesla just announced new details about its Autopilot software upgrade. Dubbed "Version 8," the software will significantly improve the already awesome self-driving autopilot features of existing Tesla Model S and X cars making them safer and more fun to drive!

Tesla believes it can bring a significant upgrade using the existing hardware, specifically the microwave radar just below the car's front bumper. As Tesla puts it, the radar was originally intended "to be a supplementary sensor to the primary camera and image processing system," but "we now believe it can be used as a primary control sensor without requiring the camera to confirm visual image recognition."

This change is in direct response to the recent noted failure of the MobileEye camera system to distinguish the side of a big truck from the background sky, resulting in the death of the Tesla driver. While it appears the driver wasn't paying attention, clearly the car wasn't either. This change is Tesla's fix of that problem. Tesla is said to be moving away from the MobileEye hardware in upcoming vehicles, but Tesla wants current cars to be better despite somewhat limited hardware.

The company notes that "The net effect of this [software update], combined with the fact that radar sees through most visual obscuration, is that the car should almost always hit the brakes correctly even if a UFO were to land on the freeway in zero visibility conditions." If a UFO does land in the freeway in front of our Tesla, then we definitely want to stop and see it!

This should significantly improve the safety of the eMotion Teslas on Autopilot as they will "be able to bounce the radar signal under a vehicle in front . . . and still brake even when trailing a car that is opaque to both vision and radar. The car in front might hit the UFO in dense fog, but the Tesla will not." Pretty remarkable. Current eMotion Teslas are equipped with Autopilot.

If you want to read the entire Tesla blog post with more of the technical details, click here. To see available dates to rent our awesome cars, click here.

Here's the bullet list of improvements from the Tesla post:

  • TACC braking max ramp rate increased and latency reduced by a factor of five
  • Now controls for two cars ahead using radar echo, improving cut-out response and reaction time to otherwise-invisible heavy braking events
  • Will take highway exit if indicator on (8.0) or if nav system active (8.1). Available in the United States initially
  • Car offsets in lane when overtaking a slower vehicle driving close to its lane edge
  • Interface alerts are much more prominent, including flashing white border on instrument panel
  • Improved cut-in detection using blinker on vehicle ahead
  • Reduced likelihood of overtaking in right lane in Europe
  • Improved auto lane change availability
  • Car will not allow reengagement of Autosteer until parked if user ignores repeated warnings
  • Automatic braking will now amplify user braking in emergencies
  • In manual mode, alerts driver if about to leave the road and no torque on steering wheel has been detected since Autosteer was deactivated
  • With further data gathering, car will activate Autosteer to avoid collision when probability ~100%
  • Curve speed adaptation now uses fleet-learned roadway curvature
  • Approximately 200 small enhancements that aren't worth a bullet point

Rent an eMotion Tesla here.

Save $1,000 off a New Tesla Model S or Model X

Tesla Motors is once again running a special where you can save $1,000 off the cost of a new Model S or Model X when you use eMotion's discount code (http://ts.la/joe3746). Feel free to share this with all your friends if they're considering a new car.

If you are interested in a Tesla, but not sure how it would work for you during your normal commuting work week, rent one of our Tesla Model S cars. Right now you can save 15% of the daily cost for weekly or longer rentals.

Want to see how it works for longer? You can save 30% off the daily cost for monthly or longer rentals. When you're done, you'll want to own your own and use our discount code.

 

17 Days Left!

17 Days Left!

Are you the kind of person who's looking for a deal?

Tesla is running a promotion for 17 more days where you can save $1,000 off the price of a Model S or Model X. Use the eMotion discount code by clicking this link (http://ts.la/joe3746), specify the features you want, and order online. This code will instantly save you $1,000 off the price.

If you'd rather talk with a human being and order your Model S or X in person, please reach out to Tesla Owner Advisor Sam Cook at 202-737-0024 x75999. Just give him the discount code shown above and he'll save you the $1,000. Sam is awesome and will make your Tesla experience superlative!

But time is limited. Our discount code expires in 17 days!

eMotion Founder Covered in BGR Article

eMotion Founder Covered in BGR Article

The tech publication BGR did a nice write-up on Tesla rentals, covering both Turo and eMotion's Joe Edgell. BGR notes that if "you want to travel around with one of the world’s most in-demand cars, Turo looks like your most affordable option."

The eMotion Tesla is one of the most affordable Tesla options available on Turo, with our rentals currently starting at $127 per day. We also offer up to 30% discounts for longterm rentals (weekly or monthly).

Check out the BGR article here. And rent the eMotion Tesla here.

It's Not Too Late – $25 Off

It's Not Too Late – $25 Off

Even if you missed our $1200-off Tesla Model S discount code, you can still get $25 off your first rental with Turo. Visit this link, sign up, then visit the eMotion rental page to save $25 on your Tesla rental with eMotion. Renting an eMotion Tesla is a superlative experience....

eMotion Tesla Discount Codes to Save You Money

eMotion Tesla Discount Codes to Save You Money

We've got a couple of special Tesla-related discount codes to save you money.

First up is the Turo rental discount code. We use Turo to power our rentals, and now you can save $25 of your first eMotion Tesla rental. If you've already rented the eMotion Tesla Model S and you want your own? We've got you covered there too!....

Tesla in Full Bloom

Tesla in Full Bloom

Thanks to Turo for this awesome post to the Turo Blog Field Notes (oh, and the permission to repost!)

Last week’s Tesla Model 3 unveiling got us thinking about this remarkable company, and why it’s got such a devoted following. So we caught up with Tesla owner and enthusiast Joe E., who rents out his red Model S in Washington DC and has already preordered his Model 3, to hear about what makes a Tesla so special......

Tesla to Unveil Model 3 in Live Stream Tonight

Tesla to Unveil Model 3 in Live Stream Tonight

If you've been living under a rock someplace, you may not realize that Tesla Motors will unveil its long-anticipated Model 3 tonight at 8:30 p.m. Pacific/11:30 p.m. Eastern.

The Model 3 is Tesla's first foray into the market targeting the average consumer. The car will be slightly smaller than the Model S and will cost a hell of a lot less, starting at $35,000 before federal and state tax credits. The car went on sale in Tesla stores this morning, and will be available for sale online starting at 7:30 Pacific/10:30 Eastern tonight at the Tesla website.

Despite eMotion being in line this morning to place our order, the Model 3 will not be available until late 2017. In the meantime, consider renting an eMotion Model S to satisfy that Tesla fix. Available for two-day or longer rentals, the Tesla Model S is the ultimate luxury automobile with sports-car-like performance. Check availability dates by clicking here.

eMotion Places Model 3 Order

eMotion Places Model 3 Order

Today, along with about four hundred other customers at the DC Tesla store, along with thousands across the country, eMotion placed its next electric vehicle order for a Tesla Model 3. The Model 3, set to be revealed tonight by Elon Musk at an event in California, is rumored to be about the size of an Audi A4 and will, for the base model, cost about $35,000 before any federal or state tax credits....

Perfect Car for Cherry Blossoms

Perfect Car for Cherry Blossoms

The Washington Post recently listed some great places around the DC metropolitan area for excellent cherry blossom viewing without the crowds. And the Tesla Model S is the perfect cherry-blossom-viewing car!

Quiet, spacious, with the largest sunroof on the market to let in the fantastic spring breezes. Check out our Cherry Blossom Tesla....

Model 3 Goes on Sale March 31

Model 3 Goes on Sale March 31

Tesla's new car, the Model 3 goes on sale for pre-orders on April 1 (no joke!). eMotion will be putting our deposit down along with thousands of others. Deliveries of the new four wheels of electric awesomeness won't actually hit the road until late 2017....

Turo Mentioned on Marketplace's Morning Report

Turo Mentioned on Marketplace's Morning Report

Rent from us by clicking here!

Rent from us by clicking here!

The system powering our rentals is Turo.com. Today, Turo was mentioned as an excellent alternative to the big three car rental companies on Marketplace's morning report. The discussion specifically noted that Tesla rentals were available on Turo. Tesla's like eMotion's! 

Check out our Tesla rentals on Turo here. We rent Tesla Model S cars in the Washington, DC, and Baltimore, MD areas, delivering direct to your airport or doorstep.

Model S Features

Model S Features

Our Tesla Model S automobiles have the latest luxury features including self-driving, traffic-aware cruise control, Slacker and TuneIn Internet radio, ll electric Tesla Supercharger enabled, and more...