First Electric-Powered, Four-Wheel Rental Cruisers in Santa Barbara
A bike rental shop in the Funk Zone of Santa Barbara recently upped its game with the addition of Moke Electric Vehicles, the first electric-powered, four-wheel option in its stock.
Wheel Fun Rentals is offering the new emission-free, low-noise cruisers, which resemble a Jeep Wrangler, for $69 per hour or $179 for half a day. To set out for an excursion, drivers simply pull a lever to start the electricity running and use a key to start the engine.
The street-legal vehicles can go up to about 25 mph and seat up to four people, but require a driver age 21 or older with a valid license. Wheel Fun Rentals, which has 10 Mokes in stock, began renting to customers this past month. Though standard cars are available at national rental companies, Mokes are the only all-electric vehicles available for rent in Santa Barbara and one of the only vehicle rental options for people under 25.