2016 SPARK EV 2 LT 4 door Hatchback GO GREEN WITH THIS 100% ELECTRIC CAR!
Fun! Fun! Fun! this new 2016 Spark EV that features a lithium-ion battery that offers gas-free and tailpipe-emissions-free power and performance. Spark EV also gives you access to California HOV lanes without needing a passenger.. Equipped with On Star for live personal concierge for directions , restaurants and roadside assistance . This Chevy Spark is equipped with its on Wi Fi so you will always be connected! Full charge yields approx 80 miles. I am offering this car as a rental primarily for my Air Bnb guest since we have a charging station on site. However, "Sparky" comes with it's own Turbo Charger that plugs into ANY 240V outlet. Achieve full charge in 4 hours on empty battery. You may also charge for free at most malls, local, state and federal buildings. http://www.plugshare.com has full listing of free & paid charging stations.
2016 Chevrolet SparkMichelle's Spark154.527
We had a great time zipping around LA in Michelle's Spark. Pick up and drop off was very convenient, and we were able to find lots of places around LA to plug in and charge the car when we needed to do so (I highly recommend downloading the Plug Share app).
Picking up the car was easy, it was perfectly clean inside and outside. Michelle gave us all we needed information (including the EV station app) to find charging stations. Though, I would suggest staying at a hotel with a charging station for a multiple day trip with a 100% EV.
Michelle was super nice every time we talked and she genuinely cares about how our trip was. The car itself is a really fun drive and performs well. Only tip I have for people who want to rent this car is to know that it uses a CCS charger and can supercharge. It isn't the same as Tesla and is not CHAdemo. The supercharge is pretty fast only takes about a half hour to fully charge. Overall, great experience with Michelle and really like the car!
This Lady is amazing an the spark was well cleaned, fully charged, and provided a great driving experience for my outta town guest .. Michelle is what the Turo experience is supposed to be about . Great Vibes , Knowledgeable about her vehicle listing, and Accommodating to her renter . 5star Experience all around :-)
April 30, 2017
Michelle was extremely helpful and the car was awesome. If you don't need to drive long distances, this car is a great fit.
Just not a nice person. Tried to communicate with her and she wasn't willing to be mature. The car had a nail in the tire and I had to put air in it the second day I had it. It was a very slow leak (took four or five days to get low) so the nail could have been run over by me or the person before me but she told me it was deffinitey me. I said it could have been me but it also could have been the person before me but she said it was deffinitey me. I didn't appreciate the accusation. BUT I got it patched for her anyway! I fixed her tire and she never thanked me. It was as if she had some sort of grudge against me or something, just acting mean for no reason. I caught her in a couple lies too. She wasn't there for me to pick it up or drop it off. I messaged her and told her I was arriving at her house to drop it off and waited for her. She never came out. Then when I left she said that I didn't tell her I was there until after I left. She said I didn't get it fixed and that she could still see the nail but refused to take a picture of it. Then told me it was just a rock. The whole thing was just unnecessary hostility. I don't like confrontation or hostility and this was just unnecessary stress. Also the car only plugs into 240v outlets which she does state but she states it in a way that makes them seem common and most people don't know the difference. But just to be clear the charger doesn't work in the majority of outlets out there. They have to be 240v which are very few and far between.
Great car and great if just going to be I. The LA area. I would recommend downloading the app ChargePoint instead of plugin but overall I would definitely rent it again. The owner was very easy going not overbearing.
Michelle was perfectly clear and i had nothing to say about her, she was kind and fully aware of the situation. However, i think she should've DESCRIBED this on the posting's MAIN TITLE this car is 100% electric and specify this car requieres an amount of time to get through the charging process.
I realized this once i accepted (after being canceled on another reservation so last minute on Turo) and i gave my best goodwill after realizing it was electric but it really felt like a trap...
Unless you own a 220V outlet at wherever you park at night this car will not be a good experience using this car in Los Angeles. Finding places to charge this car without the knowledge could cause you several hours to figure out outlets that really works (there are 2 or 3 types of different plugs depending of the car's company and different voltages). Plus, when you find a place with charging stations such as parking lots they're mostly all taken (and people charging them are taking several hours there, it's common to see locals leaving their cars there for hours so you can't be realistically waiting for them). Some other places such as car dealers are not helpful unless you leased or bought the cars from them...so, in a few words, this could be a nightmare. I ended up taking Ubers and asking help from friends cause i had no time to go to deal with finding a place to chargge, waiting for hours to be done then planing a route or activity based on the car's autonomy.
If you need to just get a car in La and be able to use it THIS IS NOT FOR YOU.
TURO should be responsable for checking this listings, my 1 star review goes to TURO, not to Michelle.
Michelle is awesome! Was super easy to get the car and drop it off. It's basically brand new, it was spotless and super cute! Loved driving it, very smooth and zippy, the size was perfect for me needing to park in really busy areas all the time! Just remember you need to be able to charge the car, I got caught a few times with it running uncomfortably low but that was my own fault! But other than that it's a little dream car and was an easy and great experience with Michelle and Turo! Thanks again ❤️
We liked the idea of an electric car but the charging became a nuisance especially since we had limited time on our trip. There was a slight issue with the charger and wasn't able to give us ample amount of miles for our destinations. We ended up having to stop multiple times to charge and wasted time, luckily we found a lot of free EV stations. We contacted Michelle about it and she assured that she ordered a turbo charger so guests going forward will have a better experience. Overall, it was a good car and we would be willing to rent again.
The car was clean and worked really well. Good communication with Michelle, only down side is that the car came with half as much battery las promised. So if you are going far make sure you have a way to charge it. It takes about 4 hours to charge the car half way so kind that in mind. I got stuck on the side of the road with no battery. Also make sure that the charge stations near you are compatible with this car model.