LOS ANGELES, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Not so very long ago, a Prius rental was revolutionary. Then, it was a Chevy Volt rental. Now it's a Tesla Model S rental that's taking driving to a whole new place. If there is one truly big news story in automobiles for 2013 it's the Tesla Model S, and Los Angeles-based green-central MPG Car Rental is delighted to be a part of that story. After generating a great deal of press on its introduction, the highly lauded Motor Trend Car of the Year is settling in for the long haul. For starters, sales of the Model are reported to be higher than some comparably priced high-end autos from such luxury warhorses as BMW and Mercedes. Based in the Venice section of West Los Angeles, MPG Car Rental fits in with the sustainable and innovation-friendly mindset that has long marked the world-famous seaside community. Its all-green line of cars includes hybrids, plug-ins, and such clean diesel favorites as VW Beetle TDi. Even so, there's just no getting around the hoopla being generated by the Model S. Outspoken Tesla founder Elon Musk famously declared that his intention in creating the Model S was not simply to make the finest all-electric car on the road, but to make it the finest car on the road, period. Automotive writers have, for the most part, been forced to agree that Musk either achieved his goal or came very close. "It's also as smoothly effortless as a Rolls-Royce, can carry almost as much stuff as a Chevy Equinox, and is more efficient than a Toyota Prius. Oh, and it'll sashay up to the valet at a luxury hotel like a supermodel working a Paris catwalk," wrote Motor Trend's Angus MacKenzie. Over a century ago, Henry Ford's Model T essentially created the modern concept of driving with its mass produced accessibility. Today, the Model S is opening the door for a similarly game-changing revolution – although in far more luxurious fashion. MPG Car Rental is proud to be leading the way among Southern California rental agencies. The firm is already a leader with a roster of auto rentals that read like a who's-who among green automobiles. Aside from the Prius, the Volt, and the Volkswagen turbo charged diesel line, MPG Car Rental carries most of the most highly regarded green autos currently on the market. The news gets better for prospective hybrid buyers. MPG's test drive program allows customers who are curious about the various hybrids on the market to be compensated if they try out a car for up to four days and then go on to purchase the same hybrid model from an affiliated dealer.