We’re thrilled to announce what’s possibly the most exciting news of the year in terms of Australian Uber car rentals – the Tesla Model 3 is now available on a flexible car subscription, tailored for on-demand driving.

Same as the MacBook Pro is for laptops or the Converse Chucky Ts for casual footwear, the Tesla Model 3 has been the first shape to spring to mind when you think of an electric car, ever since it was first launched in 2017.

So, in all honesty, there’s probably not a lot of news we can bring if you’re an EV enthusiast, so let’s just remind ourselves why they’re so different from literally any other car on the market:

Built as an EV from the ground up

Using a Tesla for rideshareMost electric cars are, in essence, just petrol cars with the oily bits thrown out in favour of a cleaner technology. Not Teslas, though. The Model 3 is the result of close to 15 years of research and development focused solely on the lithium-ion EV technology.

Teslas are built on a platform meant to house large battery packs and electric motors, resulting in a much better-balanced car.

And balanced it is, literally. The axle-mounted motors and the battery pack being under the floor make for an exceptionally low centre of gravity, near-50/50 weight distribution, and a smooth underside for improved aerodynamics.

It’s not too often that you hear these terms being thrown around when talking about a daily-driver, but that’s just how much of a difference a dedicated design makes – we’re suddenly in performance car territory.

driving a Tesla for rideshareDesigned to improve over time

Cars generally only deteriorate from the moment you drive them off from the dealership. Although Teslas have a striking, timeless design and hard-to-match performance, the real reason why they’re groundbreaking is that they actually become better, more efficient cars as time passes.

Being such tech-heavy – literally electronic gadgets on wheels –, Teslas have the capacity to boast a better range, increased safety, and innovative features and functionalities that improve with every software update.

Why drivers love it

Why passengers love it

  • 0-100 km/h acceleration in 5.6s
  • 448-km range
  • 225 km/h top speed
  • 18″ Aero wheels + 19″ Sport wheels
  • 15″ centre touchscreen
  • Dual Motor all-wheel drive
  • Power-folding, heated side mirrors
  • Custom driver profiles
  • 5-star overall ANCAP safety rating
  • 649 litres of total cargo space
  • Partial premium interior
  • Power-adjustable front seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Premium seat material and trim
  • Upgraded audio – immersive sound
  • Tinted glass roof with UV protection
  • Music and media over Bluetooth®
  • Center console with storage, 4 USB ports,
    and wireless charging for 2 smartphones

Get a Tesla Model 3 for Uber

The Tesla Model 3 now available on Flexi own

Put $590 per week toward owning
a brand-new Tesla Model 3 Standard Plus

Not a member yet? Check out our Flexi and Flexi own plans or sign up and we’ll call you back

Membership is subject to a minimum subscription period and a one-off joining fee that covers your car’s delivery and gives you access to our member benefits for the entire duration of your membership. Read more in our FAQ under ‘Fee and payment information’

About Splend

We enable people to make money by driving for on-demand apps such as Uber.

We’re more than a car subscription provider. In addition to new-model cars and all the essentials to start earning money with Uber as quickly as possible, our members enjoy driver training and dedicated support via a personal account manager, as well as member benefits such as partner discounts and exclusive events.

For more information about Splend, drop by to your local Member Support Centreemail us or say hello on 1800 775 363.