Posted: April 27, 2022, 12:58 p.m.
Last update: April 27, 2022, 2:16 a.m.
Resorts World Las Vegas (RWLV) guests who need to rent a stylish, eco-friendly car will soon have a new option. This is thanks to a partnership between the Strip site and EVolve Rentals.
Las Vegas-based EVolve Rentals brings Teslas to customers and introduces the Strip’s first 100% carbon-neutral car rental service.
EVolve Rentals is the first carbon-neutral car rental company in the United States, offering renters the option to upgrade to a fully self-driving Tesla or upgrade to Performance or Plaid, Tesla’s high-performance packages. Daily rates start at $199, with the fleet including Tesla Model 3, Model S, Model Y, Model X and more,” according to a statement.
The Tesla Model 3, Model S, Model Y and Model X are the automobiles currently in the EVolve fleet. Daily prices range from $199 to $349 for the Model X, depending on the rental company’s website.
Increase environmental awareness
The $4.3 billion Resorts World Las Vegas resort, the most expensive integrated resort on the Strip in terms of construction costs, opened in June 2021. The Genting site, the first newly created Strip property since more than a decade, is located at the northwest end of the Strip, where the Stardust Casino was previously located.
Resort World’s partnership with EVolve is the latest example of a gaming company operating in Las Vegas making its environmental priorities known. Other examples include MGM Resorts’ massive solar farm that powers its Strip properties.
Last month, Caesars Entertainment turned off non-essential lighting in its Strip venues for an hour in observance of Earth Hour, while Wynn Resorts recently won a “Global Vision Award” from Travel + Leisure for its sustainability efforts.
In the case of the Resorts World/EVolve partnership, there is more to the “doing good” theme.
“In an effort to offset the carbon footprint associated with every trip, EVolve Rentals offers a ‘Rent One, Plant One’ guarantee – ensuring that for every car rented, a tree is planted in partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects, a nonprofit organization nonprofit inspired by the global movement for the environment and reforestation,” the statement said.
The Tesla brand could resonate
Resorts World aims to attract an upscale clientele, and in that sense, making Teslas available to rent might resonate with some customers.
As competition increases in electric vehicles, Elon Musk’s company is widely seen as the industry’s aspirational luxury brand. The aforementioned Model 3 sports a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of nearly $47,000, while prices for the new Model X are approaching $115,000.
Tesla is also one of the largest non-gaming employers, with around 7,000 workers at its Giga factory in Sparks.