Electric car rental
Get a great deal while driving the latest premium models with an electric car rental from SIXT. Drive an electric vehicle from a top brand, like the BMW i4, BMW iX Tesla Model Y Long Range and Tesla Model 3. Our premium EVs are paired with friendly customer service, easy booking.
Why rent an electric car with SIXT?
The latest electric car models
Zero emission driving
A comfortable, quiet ride
24/7 customer support
Unique and Exciting Features
Easy access to charge points across the US
Where to charge your EV rental?
Not only is an electric car hire easy with SIXT, but we also make charging convenient. If you’re driving a Tesla, you can download the Tesla app and easily find the nearest charge station. That means you can enjoy a stress-free, effortless drive around the US when you rent an electric car with SIXT.
Plan your trip with the EV trip planner
Not sure how far you can drive in an electric car? No problem. Pre-plan your route with SIXT’s new EV Trip Planner. Just select the electric car you’d like to rent, how far you plan to travel, and the charging connection. The trip planner will tell you where you can stop to recharge.
Long-term rentals & subscriptions
There are two ways you can rent an electric car in the US for a month or longer. Book a long-term rental (28 days or more) or sign up for SIXT+, our premium car subscription service. With SIXT+, you can rent a electric model like the standard Tesla Model 3 month-to-month for a set rate, cancel any time on a monthly basis, and change cars up to once a month. These Tesla models will be available first for SIXT+ customers in Hawaii and Los Angeles.
FAQs about electric vehicle rental
Does the vehicle come with charging cables?
Yes, some vehicles may have charging cables or adapters included if needed.
Does SIXT provide a charging solution?
Yes, SIXT will provide you with instructions on how to charge when you pick up your electric vehicle. If you are driving a Tesla you can download the Tesla app and find nearby charging stations during your trip.
Where can I charge an EV?
For Tesla rentals you can download the Tesla app and then search for nearby charge points that meet your needs. For other electric cars, we’ll provide instructions at pick-up on how you can charge the vehicle.
How much does it cost to charge an EV?
The charging cost and how it’s calculated varies throughout the US. In some cases, you pay per kilowatt-hour (kWh) used while in others you pay per minute of charging.
Who pays for the charging cost?
For the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y, supercharging with Tesla network is included in your short term rentals*. With all other EV rentals, you pay for the charging cost of your electric car rental at the charging station.
* A short term rental is defined by a rental up to 28 days maximum.
How far can I travel with a full charge?
There are several factors impacting the range of an electric car.
- Speed: High speeds such as motorway driving increase energy use and therefore reduce your range. Urban driving at a lower speed with stop-and-go traffic generally means lower consumption and a longer range
- Weather: The ideal temperature for maximum range is around 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 C). In cold weather the battery uses energy to heat both the battery and the interior of the vehicle.
- Driving style: Electric cars have a rapid throttle response that makes them fun to drive. However, the maximum range is reached with smooth acceleration and maximum use of the regenerative braking.
What distinguishes the driving behavior of an electric car?
The braking behavior of the electric vehicle is also different. In addition to the conventional braking system, electric vehicles utilize Regenerative Braking. Here, when the accelerator pedal is released, the electric motor is used as a generator and kinetic energy is converted into electrical energy. In this process, the car slows down. In some cases, Regenerative Braking is so powerful that the conventional brakes rarely need to be used.