Tesla and Airbnb team up to offer free charging stations to some hosts
Tesla's fast-growing network of Supercharger stations aims to make it easy for Tesla owners to take an electric road-trip almost anywhere. Here's what things looked like in the U.S. and Europe a few months ago:
While Superchargers are really fast, it's even better if you can charge overnight without having to go out of your way. Many hotels have started putting EV chargers in their parkings, which is great, but in the 21st century, hotels aren't the only game in town for travelers. Like Tesla, Airbnb has been growing very fast in the past few years, using technology to disrupt an old industry.
So it makes logical sense for the two companies to team up to offer Tesla and Airbnb customers a little added convenience.
The idea is simple: Airbnb and Tesla are looking for hosts that have an entire home available, that have had more than more than five bookings, and an average overall star rating of 4 or more. The hosts that meet these criteria will then become eligible to get a free Tesla wall charger, though the selection of who will get them will be made by Tesla. The charger sells for $750. Selected hosts will still have to pay for installation, which can vary between $200 and $900 depending on the complexity of the job, but it's still a nice offer, and the installation cost could pay for itself if the house rents more often because Tesla owners start looking for chargers.
“Together, we’re building a world with no limits to how far you can travel and how you get there. From remote deserts to lush forests, we’re unlocking highways, backroads, adventures and unique homes,” writes Airbnb.
If you have a home on Airbnb and want to apply for this offer, go to this page.
The partnership will start out in California, where both Tesla and Airbnb are most popular, but it should eventually expand to the rest of the U.S. and globally.
Via AirBNB, Fortune