BERLIN -- Retail chain Tchibo is giving customers in Germany the chance to drive Tesla or Fiat electric cars by paying a monthly subscription.
Tchibo, which is better known for selling coffee and household items, is offering the Tesla Model 3 for 777 euros ($924) a month. Fiat's New 500 battery-powered minicar is available for 289 euros a month.
The cars can be ordered online and are already preconfigured.
Tchibo has joined with the German car subscription provider like2drive to offer the service.
The Tesla subscription runs for either 12 or 24 months and includes 10,000 km (6,200 miles) a year. Going above 10,000 km in a year leads to additional charges. Meanwhile, the Fiat deal lasts 13 months and includes 13,000 km.
There is no down payment, start fee or final installment, and customers can pick up their vehicle at one of six locations across the country, including Berlin, Munich and Cologne.
For an extra 199 euros, customers can have like2drive deliver the cars to their homes.
After the subscription period ends, a customer either returns the vehicle, signs a new contract to keep using the current car or books a new vehicle.
The all-inclusive rate covers vehicle insurance, seasonal tires and maintenance up to the contractually agreed mileage limit. Customers, however, must pay to charge their vehicles.
Tchibo said those who want to recharge the vehicle at home can order a charging solution from NewMotion at a discounted rate.
"Through this e-car subscription, our customers can test the world of e-mobility at affordable conditions and without having to make the financial commitment of a purchase," a Tchibo spokesperson told Automotive News Europe in an emailed statement.