Planning a trip to Iceland and looking for an eco-friendly way to explore this amazing country? It’s the perfect time to try an electric car (EV) rental and experience Iceland's unique beauty with minimal environmental impact.
Renting an electric car in Iceland has so many plus points. As a country, Iceland prides itself on its natural wonders and sustainability ethos. Renting an electric car means you’ll contribute to Iceland’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and protect its stunning landscapes.
Iceland is also an ideal location for electric cars thanks to its extensive EV charging network. With a comprehensive network of easily accessible - and often free-to-use - charging stations, you can travel throughout Iceland without worrying about running out of charge or being stranded in a remote location.
Electric cars are incredibly efficient and cost-effective to run as well. Compared to traditional gasoline-powered cars, electric cars are significantly cheaper to operate, with lower fuel costs and maintenance expenses. This can make a real difference to your travel budget, leaving you with more money for the rest of your Icelandic adventures.
Finally, electric cars are also quieter and smoother to drive than traditional cars. This lets you enjoy Iceland’s peaceful surroundings without engine noise and vibrations.
We think you’ll agree, renting an electric car in Iceland is an excellent way to explore this beautiful country sustainably, cost-effectively, and comfortably. With an extensive charging network, efficient operation and smooth driving experience, electric car rental is the smart way to discover everything Iceland has to offer and reduce your environmental impact.
So, why not give electric car rental a go and experience sustainable, stress-free travels in Iceland? You'll have the freedom to explore at your own pace, knowing you're doing your part to preserve Iceland's wonderful environment for future generations. Hire your EV today and get ready for an unforgettable adventure in Iceland!
The Tesla Model 3 is a fully electric sedan car with all-wheel drive. It is a great option for people who want to visit Iceland in a sporty, elegant, and eco-friendly vehicle. It seats up to 5 passengers and has space for about 3 large and 2 small suitcases in the trunk. This Tesla Model 3 long-range comes with a dual motor and is equipped with automatic transmission, heated seats, Bluetooth, A/C, an integrated touch-screen, and the latest safety features. Drive in Iceland in a fully electric and comfortable car with the Tesla Model 3. Not suitable for Highlands.
The Tesla Model Y is an electric car and a Hatchback SUV to travel around Iceland in a stylish and different way. It seats up to 5 passengers and has space for about 4 large and 1 small suitcase in the trunk. This Tesla Model Y long-range comes with a dual motor and is equipped with automatic transmission, heated seats, Bluetooth, A/C, an integrated touch-screen, and the latest safety features. Drive in Iceland in an environmentally friendly and comfortable car with the Tesla Model Y. Not suitable for Highlands. Not suitable for Highlands.
Yes, there are plenty of charging stations for electric cars in Iceland, both in Reykjavik and other parts of the country. Lots of hotels and other tourist facilities also offer charging stations for their guests. Check out all the charging stations before you head out on the road.
Electric car charging time depends on the capacity of the car's battery and the station’s charging speed. Some stations offer fast charging that can recharge a car in as little as 30 minutes, while others may take a few hours.
In 2023, prices per charge type, at a rate of ISK per kilowatt hour, were:
This depends on the model of your electric rental car along with other factors, such as the weather, your driving style, your luggage weight and passenger numbers. Due to these variations, a single charge on your EV could last for anything from 150 to 600 kilometres (or between 100 and 370 miles approximately). Lava Car Rental’s fully electric rental car, the Teslas, will let you travel 500 to 600 kilometres between charges, on average.
There are no specific restrictions on driving electric cars in Iceland. However, it's worth noting that some remote areas of the country may not have charging stations, so it's important to plan your route and charging stops in advance.
You can drive your electric car rental to all the main locations in Iceland. As electric cars are not 4WD, you cannot travel on F roads.
Just as you would return a rental car and fill it with petrol first, we ask that you drop-off your electric or hybrid vehicle with at least 70% charge.
It depends on the model. In general, EV rental prices are higher than gasoline cars, but electricity is cheaper to charge the vehicle so you’ll definitely save money on fuel.
If you run out of charge, it's important to find the nearest charging station or contact us for help. We recommend planning your route and charging stops in advance to avoid running out of charge.