After expanding their reach in Canada by launching in British Columbia last week, car-sharing network Turo is now offering an interesting incentive to new Tesla Model Y owners in Canada.
If you’re one of the few lucky who have taken delivery of a Model Y in B.C., Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, or Nova Scotia, you can earn a $500 bonus if you’re one of the first 10 owners to list your Model Y on the site.
In addition to being in one of the provinces the service operates in, you must also complete one or more trips of $500 or more with your Model Y on the network. You also have to willing to participate in press opportunities, which could include a photoshoot and interview.
Turo has been around in Canada since 2016, and now has over 850,000 members across the country with over 35,000 cars listed after launching in B.C. on June 16, 2020.
“In other provinces, tens of thousands of car owners rely on Turo to offset the high cost of car ownership and cover the cost of car payments, maintenance, parking and insurance,” said Cedric Mathieu, VP and Head of Canada at Turo in a statement to Drive Tesla. “We are proud to bring this opportunity and play our part in making British Columbia a more affordable place to live in,” he adds.
It appears Tesla owners in British Columbia are following suit. At the time of publication, there are already twenty-two Tesla Model S, Model 3, and Model X vehicles for rent in the Vancouver area alone.
Turo claims that hosts in Canada earn as much as $620 per month on average, which would cover most if not all of a monthly payment for a Tesla Model 3.
Every car listed on the network in B.C. is automatically covered by a $2 million liability insurance policy through ICBC. The coverage includes physical damage up to the full value of the car, has no deductible for the host, and it also doesn’t impact their personal insurance premiums.