Siblings Say They Charged Rented Tesla 6 Times in One Day
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Alice Steavenson and Xaviar Steavenson recently decided to rent a property. Tesla To drive from Florida Wichita Kansas. They had to stop six times to recharge their rental car because the battery was draining faster than it would charge.
Business Insider Reports Steavenson stated that he drove for 2 1/2 hours before charging. He said that he and his sister ended up stopping every 1 1/2 hours to charge their phones for an hour, an hour and a quarter, and then two hours.
Steavenson noted that it cost between $25 and $30 to recharge, then stated that in just one day, he had “topped six times to charge at this price” with sister Alice. He said that HertzAccording to’s website, renting a Tesla He said that gas is always cheaper than oil, but that wasn’t true for himself.
Steavenson said, reportedly, that Steavenson was a Hertz Agent told him that the company had no idea why they were having problems. He claimed that the agent had told him they’d received only Tesla calls that day.
Insider reached out to Hertz for comment. A representative said that the company has not seen a significant increase of inquiries from customers about the battery in their EV rentals. However, “battery life can vary by vehicle manufacturer and can be affected by many factors such as weather and driving conditions.”
Steavenson said that Hertz suggested that he buy a new car at the nearest branch. He did so, but the branch didn’t have Teslas available or the equivalent. So he was returning home in a Nissan Rogue Sport.
Business Insider reported on another report by a Virginia Radio host said he was stuck after his Model S wouldn’t charge properly at 19 degrees Fahrenheit. This same host is featured in a New York Post Published breakdown Dec. 29, 2022You can find viral videos of Tesla owners documenting how their cars fail in extreme cold.
Customers who have had the same experience with the Steavensons will likely take note: South Korea fines Tesla Monday’s fine of $2.2 million for overstating the “driving range” of its electric vehicles, which are less efficient in cold weather.
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