My guests are responsible and always return my cars in good condition. Thank you for doing the same!
- treat the car with care
- no smoking/vaping of any kind
- no heavy perfumes/colognes
- no eating inside the vehicle
- no pets
- when using Tesla Superchargers, move the car as soon as it's done charging; any accrued "idle fees" will be charged to your trip
- return the car with at least 50 miles of range
- charge no higher than 90%*
*To preserve the health of the battery, only charge above 90% if you are able to continue driving immediately after charging. Do not let the car sit unused overnight with a battery level above 93%. I remotely monitor the battery state and reserve the right to lower the charge limit back to 90% if I suspect abuse or negligence.
Generally, if you return the car in the same condition as delivered to you, all is good. :) On the other hand, if the car is returned excessively dirty, or if any smoke/vape odor is detected, a cleaning fee of up to $250 will be charged to your trip.
YES, YOU CAN DRIVE ON TOLL ROADS!
A FasTrak transponder mounted to the windshield simplifies your toll road experience--simply drive as you normally would. Any accumulated tolls will be charged to your trip at the conclusion of your rental period.
YES, YOU CAN DRIVE SOLO IN THE CARPOOL LANE IN CALIFORNIA!
The car is equipped with the red HOV sticker, which grants you access to the carpool lane without needing additional passengers.
WHERE TO CHARGE
--> Tesla Superchargers (recommended, free)
You can charge the car for FREE at Tesla's Supercharger stations. If you use the in-car navigation system, it will route you through these Tesla stations automatically, as needed. This is the fastest and most convenient way to charge the car. Just pull up and plug in. If you're planning a road trip, you're very likely to have Supercharger stations along your entire route!
**Important** When the car is done charging, please immediately unplug it and move it to a regular parking spot, so that others can charge. Tesla begins charging idle fees of up to $1.00 PER MINUTE if you do not move the vehicle once it's done charging. These fees will be charged to your trip at the conclusion of your rental period.
--> Public Charging Stations (cost and charging speed varies)
In either the front or rear trunk, you will find a small J1772 adapter that will allow you to charge at most public charging stations. The cost of charging varies greatly, as does the speed. Download the free PlugShare app for your phone to see the various charging options nearest to you.
--> Charging At Home
In either the front or rear trunk, you will find a 20-foot charging cable with two adapters: a plug for 240-volt NEMA 14-50 connections (RV/camper outlets, or electric dryer outlets), and a regular 110V plug for charging from any ordinary outlet.
Cold weather and high speeds will drain the battery more quickly. Generally, a 90% charge should give you more than enough range to get you to the next Supercharger, but you can maximize your range by doing the following:
- keep your speed below 75mph
- turn on Range Mode (this option can be found within the "Driving" settings screen)
- set Regenerative Braking to STANDARD (this is the default setting) to re-capture more energy when slowing down
- use the seat heaters instead of the cabin heater, or turn off the air conditioner
- accelerate gently