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Kia Soul EV 2018

Base
43 trips
Electric
4 doors
5 seats

Hosted by

4.6
Justin
706 tripsJoined Jun 2017
Typically responds in 14 minutes

Description

2018 EV vehicle! 120 mile range. No need for for gas on Kauai. Conveniently located less than 15 minutes from the airport . Keep Kauai Green and drive an electric car. There are many FREE charging stations around the island. Kauai generates almost 50% of it's energy from renewable energy systems. Therefore your EV charge sends money to community solar farms, local biomass power plant, or the owner of rooftop solar panels which keeps more money circulating directly on island instead of off shore billionaires. No fossil fuel needed. Free parking at the Lihue Airport and preferred EV parking stations on the island. +Air conditioning. +Rear View Camera with large screen / GPS +Great Sound System +Battery has a up to a 120 mile range +Charge overnight in any normal household outlet ---110V. 220V hookup is not required!

Features

Automatic transmission
GPS
Audio input
Long-term car
Bluetooth
USB input

Extras

Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.
Camera
Mavic Air Drone, up to 4 days included. Each additional day is $20 per day to be collected in cash upon return.
$80/trip1 available
Camera
GoPro Hero 5: 4K camera and video with basic accessories. Can go up to 25ft underwater.
$60/trip3 available

Parking details

Do no park in the driveways, park on the street as directed in your check out message. Mahalo!

Reviews

34 ratings

Justin was great. Communication was quick with response. We’ve never used Turo before, he was a great help at explaining the process.

Anastasia A.-Jun 2, 2019

Justin was a great host! Great price point compared to rental companies. For a first time Turo user, vehicle pick up and return was a breeze. We rented the Kia Soul EV & the car was very clean, ran smoothly, and had all the essentials - AC, aux/usb port (bring your own cords), storage space, car charger, as well as vacuum and cleaning tools. Was able to hit 150 miles on full charge! Our airbnb up at Princeville did not have an outlet for us to charge the car overnight which would’ve been convenient. This led to us planning around our day to charge the vehicle. We stayed 10 mins away from the Princeville Center and we would charge the car in the evening, walk to the airbnb and then back after two hours. Repeated this process in the morning as well. Most charging stations on island usually have 2 connectors so you best hope you get there before someone else does. AND if it is available, make sure the station actually charges the car before you leave it. During our stay, the chargepoint at Kukui Center appeared to charge for the first minute then froze when we left it - quite frustrating when you take the time to plan around it and it doesn’t go your way but obviously this is out of the hosts’ responsibility. The two charging stations that I was most successful with was at Princeville Center up north (no overnight charging and 2 hr limit) and the Hyatt down south. TIPS? Have the charging apps already downloaded onto your phone so you won’t spend your time figuring it out as you drive around looking for a station. Also, try to find a place to stay that could accommodate an EV so you could charge it overnight as opposed to when you are out and about exploring the island. When trying to conserve battery, use eco mode and enjoy the island breeze by shutting the AC off and rolling the windows down :) Aside from all that, 5 stars to Justin!

Michael M.-May 31, 2019

Justin was great! The electric kia soul was an awesome choice for the island!! We only had to charge it every so often in the morning and plug it in at night ! Was a great chance to try electric!

Arcturus K.-May 11, 2019

Good experience. Would rent from Justin again. Car is fun and good for the island. Be sure to plug it in every night, especially if taking a longer trip the following day. Only cons: takes a full 24 hrs to fully charge on a normal outlet and the In-car usb charger doesn’t charge devices well.

Matt A.-Mar 29, 2019

Renting from Justin was great! I spent a month in Princeville and rented his Kia Soul EV (electric) car for the trip. I was worried about charging it, as there were no outdoor outlets at my condo, but it turned out the charging station was only a ten minute walk. The car itself was in great condition and I had no problems at all. Thanks Justin!

Scott S.-Feb 12, 2019

Car Location
Lihue, HI 96766
Free

Airports
Lihue Airport
$60

Delivery
Up to 5 miles
$70