How do I charge the Roadster?
Car has a J1772 connector, a NEMA 5-15 connector, and a Roadster to Tesla converter that allows you to charge at a Tesla wall connector installed at many hotels. This car has NO SUPERCHARGING capability, however. Typical charge rates with a J1772 connector range from 20 - 40 miles of range per hour of charge. Plugging in at home will get you approximately 3 miles of range per hour of charging.
Is there an age limit to rent this car?
Unfortunately there is. Turo imposes a 30-year-old age limit for this car (see https://support.turo.com/hc/en-us/articles/203991070-Age-restrictions )
How much does charging cost?
Commercial charging stations vary in price. Some are free while others can charge up to $10 for 30 minutes. I recommend downloading the PlugShare app for your smartphone or visiting http://plugshare.com PlugShare has information on all charging stations including locations and costs.
Can I have additional drivers?
Absolutely! There is no charge for additional drivers, but additional drivers must complete the registration and approval process with Turo, and be noted in the rental notes for the car. More info here: https://support.turo.com/hc/en-us/articles/203990880-Are-my-passengers-allowed-to-drive-How-do-I-add-a-driver-
Can I eat or smoke in the car?
NO. I try to preserve the luxury for others, and that includes keeping the car smelling fresh. Smoking or eating in the car is not allowed. A steep cleaning fee of $500 will be assessed for smoke and $250 for food smells.
How full does the battery need to be when I return the car?
Car should be returned with 80% battery or greater (128 miles or greater). Optionally, you can return vehicle with battery as low as 15% for only $15. Vehicle should never be returned with less than 15% battery.
How far can I drive with a full battery?
Your range depends upon how you drive (heavy foot?), the terrain (lots of hills, head wind, etc.), the outside temperature (super cold or hot weather gives shorter range), just like a gasoline or diesel-powered car. The maximum range for this car is about 160 miles, but your range may vary up or down from that. In cold weather, the absolute maximum range is 120 miles.
Tickets & Tolls
Given the large number of tickets and tolls renters have gotten, I am fixed to charge a $20 processing fee to handle the paperwork associated with tickets and unpaid tolls. Please don’t get a ticket and pay all tolls.
WARNING for Tall People
If you were over 6‘1“, I do not recommend renting this car. This is a small car, and if you are really tall, you will be very cramped.
May I take the Roadster through a mechanical car wash?
No. The Roadster may be hand-washed only. The harsh chemicals of no-touch car washes can damage the finish and the brushes on touch car washes introduce small scratches in the paint surface. If you must wash the vehicle, hand wash only with clean water, gentle soap, and a very clean wash mitt.