Tesla Model S P100D vs ICE Supercar's

20th Sep 2017

Tesla Hire compared with other Supercars

It may surprise you to learn that our Tesla hire fleet competes with other high performance cars that have eye watering rental fees, in comparison to our Tesla rental fees at EV Hire. Our philosophy from the outset has been to offer accessible luxury Tesla rental, with only the very best specifications.

We thought we would take the plunge and pit our flagship Tesla Hire Model S P100D Ludicrous Plus against the most widely recognised performance cars. All of these cars sport Interncal Combustion Engines (aka ICE), so it will be interesting to see whether their performance translates into comparable prices that the hire companies who carry them charge. You should find this quite revealing.

Model S P1OOD vs Ferrari’s “La Ferrari”

First off the bat is the La Ferrari. This car is undoubtedly a beast but there are some caveats to hiring one of these. When you compare it to the P100DL+ version of the Model S that we carry, the Model S actually goes from 0-60 a full 0.7 seconds quicker than the La Ferrari. This is despite the Ferrari sporting an 800bhp engine with an added electric engine delivering an extra 160bhp. Did we also mention that you would get only 16 miles to the gallon with the La Ferrari?

When you’ve parted with the princely sum of £3500+ for a day’s hire (compared to the £396 a day for a top end Model S Tesla hire fee) that’s going to smart a bit. The fact that you will be spending more time, and money, filling the La Ferrari up than enjoying it does not really compute. Let’s suppose that you want to go on a dream holiday to the south of France. You spend a week on the Riviera, leaving from London and driving the whole way.  That is a 1600 mile round trip

Here is the breakdown:


La Ferrari

Model S P100D

7-day hire cost



Estimated fuel stops



MPG (city/motorway)

16/20 mpg

398 mile range

Fuel cost (estimated)


Free Supercharger network

Total cost of trip




We would say that taking the above into account, that’s a pretty hefty hit on the wallet. For the same price as keeping the La Ferrari for one week, you could hire a Tesla Model S P100DL+ for two months, with no fuel costs, and still have change. Did we also mention that, despite being billed as hybrid car, the La Ferrari spews out a jaw dropping 330g/km of CO2?

Model S P100DL+ vs Porsche 911 R

The 911 R has always been popular but how does it fair against our Tesla hire Model S? Well, baseline acceleration falls way behind the Model S, with the 911 R coming in at 3.8 seconds from 0-60 against the Model S at a blistering 2.28 seconds. It gets worse for the 911 R. Renting a Tesla Model S P100D means you have access to an EV that pushes out 592 bhp, trumping the Porsche 911 R’s 493bhp.

Couple this with the fact that the 911 R will cost you £1200+ a day for a car that has a worse engine in bhp terms than a Tesla Model P100D. It is slower to accelerate and has a reputation for being exceedingly difficult to keep in a straight line. Hardly sounds like fun.

Let’s put the 911 R to the holiday test: 


911 R

Model S P100D

7-day hire cost



Estimated fuel stops



MPG (city/motorway)

14/20 mpg

398 mile range

Fuel cost (estimated)

Circa £1000

Free Supercharger network

Total cost of trip



Once again, a Tesla rental makes more sense, both with regards to your wallet and overall vehicle performance.

Bugatti Veyron vs Model S P100D

Still regarded by some as the ultimate performance car, the Veyron runs the Model S P100D close. It bests the P100D with its 1000bhp engine, though interestingly the acceleration still doesn’t quite live up to the Tesla’s record breaking performance. Clocking in at 0-60 mph in 2.4 seconds, the Model S is still faster, achieving 0-60 in 2.28 seconds. This is despite the Veyron costing well in excess of £5000 a day to hire!

Put this car to the holiday test and it quickly becomes a second mortgage:



Bugatti Veyron

Model S P100D

7-day hire cost



Estimated fuel stops

At least 12


MPG (city/motorway)

8/15 mpg

398 mile range

Fuel cost (estimated)

Circa £1330

Free Supercharge network

Total cost of trip




It is well documented that any drive with a Veyron over 50 miles will require a refill at each point. It is also quite revealing that you can hire a Tesla with better acceleration, safety enhancements, and range for over a year, compared to price you would pay for a Veyron for a week.

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Had a fantastic birthday weekend with the Model X. Service and staff are as amazing as the vehicle itself. The performance is nothing short of stunning - there's nothing quite like being behind the wheel of one of these space aged marvels!

Alex Smith, Hat Films

I can honestly say I have enjoyed every minute of it and it has become an extension of my life!

Paul Wallace, Supercars of London

From start to finish, the Tesla rental experience was effortless. The EV Hire guys delivered the ludicrously fast Model X P100D to my doorstep. Wonderful service! After my trip, EV hire were ready and waiting to collect the vehicle. Easy and efficient!

Tim Burton, Shmee150

The car is absolutely incredible and I was sad to hand the keys back!! I have always been a little weary of vehicle hire in the past but EV Hire have completely changed my perspective.I wouldn't hesitate to hire from these guys again.
First class. I will back.

James Daly, JD Personal Training

The best Christmas present my husband has ever had. Great service and Daryl is exceptionally good at his job. Thank you, see you next year!

Ruth Moyler

My wife and I hired a Tesla Model S P100DL+ (unbelievable car) for the weekend from EV Hire. The service was first class. The car was delivered clean and fully charged to our house and collected once we had finished. All questions were promptly answered both before and during the rental process. We also found the rates very reasonable for what is a truly phenomenal driving experience. I cannot highly recommend them enough!

Mr & Mrs Tabbah

Really great experience in the model S. We drove from Hampshire to Pembrokeshire and back for a work team building experience on the coast. Used every feature of the car plus the supercharger network.
I'd like make a particular mention of Daryl who provided an excellent service. He's a very trustworthy guy.
Unreservedly recommend this company.

James Simms

Incredible car and overall a lovely weekend with a Tesla Model X P100DL+. Communication was great all the way through and will have to give the Tesla Model S P100DL+ a go at some point! Delivery and collection was effortless. Would recommend.

Mr Khalid El-Qasabagli

Very easy & trouble free rental process. Wonderful customer service. A great experience. Already recommended them EV Hire a few people

Zoe Nolan

Don't doubt this company - the cars are new and in perfect condition. Tesla P100DL+'s are a huge amount of fun and Daryl runs this company properly.
To top it off, EV HIRE dropped the car off at my house and also collected it on the day of pickup included in the price. Can't fault them!

Anthony Herbert

First class experience and a wonderful car (Hired a Model X P100DL+). Pre-hire every question I had was answered quickly and the EV Hire team really couldn't do more to make sure I got the most out of the experience. Car was immaculate and just the most incredible drive - thank you so much for a weekend that will stay with me for a long time - your passion for Tesla's is infectious!

Jon Barrett

I have to say my eyes have been well and truly opened. The Model S P100DL+ we hired was top of the line and I have NEVER been in a car that accelerated so fast. Sublime. Brilliant customer service. Heartily recommend EVHire.

Richard Dawes

Had a Tesla Model X P100D for a day out in Oxfordshire. What a great car, wonderful service and amazing experience overall.
Thanks to the entire EV Hire team!

Roman Kartyushov


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