A California couple is bound to make a pretty penny on their Model 3.
Car-sharing service Turo has offered Chad and Min Hurin $500 to list their Tesla Model 3 on the app. The Hurins, both 27, are scheduled to get the sedan in December and plan on renting it out shortly thereafter.
Turo is essentially the Airbnb for cars, allowing owners to rent out their luxury vehicles when they’re not in use. The Hurins have successfully used Turo to pay off the monthly loans for their Model S and Model X vehicles.
Chad Hurin said a Turo representative contacted him asking if he had ordered a Model 3, knowing he and his wife were a Tesla family. When he said the highly-anticipated sedan was on the way, Turo offered him $500 to rent out the car on the service.
“I don’t think there are any on Turo right now — there are only around 200 in the world,” Hurin said in an interview. “I think it will be very popular.”
Christin Di Scipio, Turo’s communications director, said the promotion is an earnings match — once the Hurins earn $500, they will receive an additional $500 from the company. Turo only offered the promo to select people.
It shouldn’t be hard for the Hurins to earn $500 for the Model 3, which has secured 455,000 orders as of August. Those who order the car today shouldn’t expect to get it until mid-2018 at the earliest.
Because the Hurins own two Tesla vehicles, they were able to cut ahead of other customers in line. They are expecting to get a Premium Model 3 with 310 miles of range by the end of the year.