It's different, in a very good way.
Q) How far can I go on a charge?
This is the most asked question regarding electric vehicles. Tesla has the greatest range of any electric vehicle on the market today. Our Model S sedans are rated at 426km per charge and the Model X is rated at 413km per charge- more than enough for most day trips in the valley. Should you need to supercharge or top up, the Okanagan valley has plenty of options for you. Check them out here.
Q) What can I expect driving a Tesla?
A) Tesla vehicles are designed from the ground up to be the safest, most exhilarating vehicles on the road. With unparalleled performance delivered through Tesla's unique, all-electric powertrain, the Model S accelerates from 0 to 100 kph in as little as 2.7 seconds and the Model X is the worlds quickest accelerating SUV. The Okanagan Valley provides the ideal setting in all seasons to take advantage of the amazing performance of Tesla vehicles.
Q) What about insurance?
A) The majority of optional insurance policies on the market (credit card, ICBC etc) will NOT cover luxury vehicle rentals. You can phone your insurance provider to supplement your own insurance to cover a luxury vehicle, or Power Trips offers an optional partial damage waiver for a minimal fee to make sure you are completely protected. All renters MUST be 25 years of age or older and hold a valid drivers license. Note: Proof of supplementary insurance coverage is required if declining the partial damage waiver.
Q) How do I charge the car?
Before you embark on your adventure, a Power Trips representative will guide you through the charging process and make sure you are comfortable and answer any questions you may have. For an overview of Tesla charging procedures, please click here.
Q) Where can I charge my Tesla in the Okanagan Valley?
A) The Okanagan Valley has a very high concentration of electric vehicle charging stations and you are provided with adapters to take advantage of all of them. The best locations to charge are at Tesla destination charging locations that are located at numerous hotels, restaurants and other businesses throughout the area. For the fastest charge out there, the Kelowna Supercharger is available to you free of charge and will get you back on the road in no time. Charging locations can be found here or by selecting from the navigation menu on the touchscreen in the car. PlugShare is a great free mobile App we use that shows even more charging locations.
Q) Can my pet ride in the car with me?
Sorry- furry friends are not allowed in our Tesla's. Any dirt or damage caused by a pet in the vehicle will be billed to you accordingly.
Q) What if I want to keep the car longer than initially booked?
Sorry, You need to return the vehicle at the date and time specified in your rental agreement. Late fees apply for late returns. If you need the vehicle for a longer period, please check with us first as the vehicle may be booked for another customer. Of course, we will accommodate your schedule whenever we can, but confirmation and an updated rental agreement are required from Power Trips to keep the vehicle longer.
Q) Do I need to bring the car back fully charged?
All we ask is that you return the car to us with a battery level above 25%. We will take care of the rest.
Q) Do you offer gift certificates?
We do! Give us a call to purchase a gift for someone special. You can select any amount that can be used towards any rental or choose a specific package. The lucky recipient can choose their own dates etc.
Q) Can I smoke in the vehicles?