Rideshare service offering Rolls Royce rentals arrives in Charlotte. How to sign up
The world’s first luxury rideshare membership company is rolling out in Charlotte.
Charlotte-based Goldsainte gives you access to book rides with the company’s drivers around the greater metropolitan area in luxury cars, like Bentley, Rolls Royce, and Maybach.
“It was all about providing access and opportunity. Generally, there’s not a lot of population of people who have access to these cars,” Andre Powell, founder and CEO of Goldsainte, told The Charlotte Observer. “Charlotte is a great market for this. The way the city is growing, the banking, the infrastructure, and three major sports teams at this point. It’s a great location for it.”
Goldsainte launched in Charlotte, but Powell said they plan to expand the services to Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., New York and Miami.
“The goal and the purpose of why we decided to launch this business was to allow anyone to be able to experience these types of cars at a price point of $99 or $149,” Powell said. “There’s a lot of communities that don’t have access to this. It’s all about access and opportunity for us to provide a service.”
How to book a ride
You can book a ride on the Goldsainte website or mobile app, which will be available in the Apple App Store and Google Play store soon. When booking your trip, you get to add the pickup time, and destination and select the car you’d like.
Rideshare service perks
Goldsainte allows members and non-members to book a single drop-off trip, a round-trip ride, or an hourly trip with endless pit stops along the way. You can also customize your ride by selecting music and conversation level with your driver in addition to car temperature even food and drinks.
Rides can be booked one hour prior to pick up or months in advance. Prices do vary depending on the duration of your trip and the vehicle that you choose.
The company offers a membership plan, Goldsainte One, that comes with special pricing and rider benefits, like preferred peak booking, extended distance pickup, and access to the Car Share marketplace to rent a luxury car. The Goldsainte One membership fee is $249 and then $25 per month beginning in year two. The hourly average fare for members is $99 and $149 for non-members.
What luxury cars can you rent
Powell says Goldsainte is part rideshare, part carshare marketplace, so car owners can place their luxury cars on the company’s car share platform on an hourly, daily, weekly, or even monthly basis for members.
The company accepts multiple cars to be rented from Lamborghini, Bugatti, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Rolls Royce and more. You can register for the service online at goldsainte.com.