Electric Car Rentals at Swank Hotels

by  Liz Webber | Aug 9, 2011
Hotel Arts Barcelona
Hotel Arts Barcelona / Photo courtesy of the property

Most of the world may still lack the infrastructure necessary to make electric cars a viable option for everyday use, but you can test drive the cars of the future during your next hotel stay. Satisfy your need for speed at La Réserve Genève with one of five Tesla Roadsters. These eco-vehicles may lack the “vroom vroom” of a traditional sports car (the electric nature makes them totally silent) but they still go from zero to 60 in 3.7 seconds, making them the world’s fastest electric sports cars. Guests can rent a Roadster by the day for about $984 or book a two-night Tesla Break package for about $2,294. www.lareserve.ch

Hotel Arts Barcelona / Hotel Arts Barcelona

For those without quite that much dough to throw around, the Hotel Arts Barcelona recently acquired its own fleet of electric cars – although these vehicles are Smart cars, not sports cars. Anyone staying in the hotel’s Club Level rooms, which typically run about $582/night, can borrow one of the electric Smart cars during their stay. Take it a step further by booking the Go Green package, with Club Level accommodations, unlimited vehicle use, and lunch or dinner at the hotel’s Arola Restaurant, which features dishes made from local and sustainable ingredients; rates from about $690/night, available Wednesday through Sunday. www.hotelartsbarcelona.com

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco / Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

For something a bit closer to home, head to the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, which recently partnered with Enterprise to offer guests rentals of the Nissan LEAF EV. Better yet, this eco-vehicle is also more wallet-friendly, costing just $90 per day. Rates at the hotel start at $395/night. fourseasons.com/sanfrancisco

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