If there’s one thing he’s learned in recent years, it’s this. The planes never leave. I have to change the marketing strategy in this project. This is the new plane.
I can finally start with the activity in the company rental company. So far there has been no great movement on the subject. Tesla has finally announced to me the delivery of the first car (Model Y) by the end of June.
As it could not be otherwise, June fines bring together several issues. The purchase firm of the premises in Germany for example. Here I am also finishing the last steps to be able to schedule a date before a notary. Then there are our vacations. The car could arrive just the day of our departure to Spain. In this case you would have to authorize someone to pick it up. Let’s see how I do this…
The (possibly) bad news
For things to move forward I wanted to register the Tesla in the portal where I am going to rent it. Or at least that was my plan until now. We checked in last week. Instead of successfully registering it, it was rejected. The reason for this was that the portal’s insurance does not cover sports cars. This is surprising given that I see the Model Y as more of an SUV than a sports car. We will insist once again to see if this was a mistake or if it really will not be possible to rent through this platform.
Luckily there are alternatives. Many of them have already been investigated beforehand. They don’t seem to have as good coverage as Getaround but all in all they can offset the blow. See a recorder of the Tesla on at least 3 platforms already before receiving it to see the feedback from the market. It will be interesting to see what kind of response we will receive.
More than a plan C, it is actually an additional channel that you will see set up for car rental. It will be its own car rental platform. From this formed, we can take advantage of the fact that there is a search related to Tesla rental locally, but only few offers can be found. This may change over time but at least in the short term it could be interesting.
In summary: planes never leave and you have to adapt. Now that we’re up and running, we’re not going to let ourselves be stopped by those little inconveniences… 😉