Getting Ready to List the Car - Part 1: Overview

  • August 28, 2018
This post will be relatively short, but I plan on digging in deeper into handful of topics listed below. Owning the Tesla Model S has been an interesting, exciting experience. I’ve learned a lot about using the car myself and what it takes to get the car ready for renters. In short, I had to: Get a temporary parking permit for my neighborhood. Get charge cards for ChargePoint, EVgo, and SemaConnect. Read More

How to Run the Numbers on a Car for Turo

  • July 14, 2018
Your goal with Turo is profitability, right? Ideally, you would like to make money with a car you have when you aren’t using it. Otherwise, why would we do it? Why else would we subject our cars to increased mileage, wear and tear, and potentially being totaled by strangers? I briefly mentioned running the numbers in my previous post, so now I want to go into much more detail into what helped me decide whether getting the Tesla Model S was going to be worth it in the long run. Read More

Picking a Car

  • July 5, 2018
I’m not going to lie. When I started looking for a car to buy, there was only one car I REALLY wanted. The Tesla Model X. Look at that big, beautiful, sexy SUV. The black-on-black-on-black color scheme, both inside and out. The cool falcon wing doors. The hum of the electric motor as it bolts off the line as soon as you touch the pedal. I really, really wanted that car. Read More

Getting Started

  • July 2, 2018
I don’t have a lot to say, so this will be a pretty short post. Have you ever experienced the excitement of starting a new business? That’s the point where I’m at now. I’m going to rent a car I own out to other people via Turo to try and make some side income, and I’m going to document it here on EVSideHustle.com. I want to be as transparent as possible, so you can see exactly how I do it, whether it’s successful or not, and how I try to improve the process, profits, and overall success of the side hustle. Read More