Airbnb and Tesla Motors have teamed up to provide a new alternative way of travel with long-term roadtrip solutions for electric car owners. A car charging station can now be added to the list of amenities provided by Airbnb homes. Among the registered Airbnb applicants, Tesla will decide which homes will receive the charger and will cover costs while creating a "Tesla-ready property".
Tesla is collaborating with Airbnb as part of its effort to increase the number of charging stations and combat "range anxiety," which occurs among electric car drivers who are scared to drive too far between chargers. Tesla plans to put 100 chargers at high-end homes on Airbnb.
Although ideal roadtrip solutions for Tesla drivers, these charger-equipped properties can signify a shift in consumer travel decisions -- perhaps an increase of electric cars coinciding with rentals will be the future of family road-trips.
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