Charging Your Electric Gig

Gig's Electric Fleet

Our Electric Gigs are fun to drive and easy on the environment. In fact, they are great options for long road trips!

Our awesome fleet team works really hard to keep our cars charged up. But, if you ever find yourself in a situation when you need a charge, we’ll cover the cost of the electricity, as always.

Important to note:

  • Don’t let your Gig battery charge fall under 70 miles of range.
  • Only charge your Gig in outside locations.

Recharging Process

2021 UPDATE: Please read about the new, faster, easier way to charge your Gig here.

OLD PROCESS: You can recharge your Gig at any time. We do recommend recharging when your Electric Gig has about 30 percent battery life remaining.

We've introduced a new process for recharging Electric Gigs - with this new process, you’ll send us your receipt after you’ve charged your Electric Gig.

Once you find a station, pull up to an available charger, and begin charging. Once you’ve paid, snap a pic of your receipt, and submit it here for a refund. We will provide a refund of your rental fee in the amount of your charging fee, which will be shown as a credit to your card account originally used for your rental.

Call us if you are encountering an issue.

You’ll get reimbursed either in the form of a refund on a previous trip or through a good ol’-fashioned check (which can take a few weeks). We’ll start processing the reimbursement to your card on file within three business days. The bank can take up to five days to complete the process.

Planning your route

While EV-charging infrastructure is rapidly improving, it’s still not as ubiquitous as the gas pump. Before starting your trip, plug in your route on your favorite mapping tool.

You can see the charge level of the car before you reserve it, but for a road trip, try to grab a Gig with as close to a full charge as possible (about 200 miles).

Head over to PlugShare to find charging stations along your route. Determine where you’d like to stop for lunch as DC fast chargers can take about an hour and a half to get your Gig to full charge. Level 2 Chargers are good for a slight top-off (they’ll give you about 10-20 miles for an hour of charging).

Know your charger

There are different kinds of chargers, and they charge your vehicle at different rates. It’s good to know about how long it’s going to take to charge so that you can plan your trips and routes accordingly. For more tips on how to charge your Electric Gig, read here.

Our Electric Gigs use the SAE Combo CCS (DCFC) for the quickest charging and the Port J1772 (Level 2), as needed.

J1772 (Level 2)

Bring your Gig Card

Your phone needs reception to lock/unlock your Gig. So if you’re going on a far-out adventure, you’ll need a Gig Card to easily lock/unlock your car in areas with spotty reception or if your phone dies. Request one here, or for free in the app. 

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