See, this was my plan... Only drive SXSW and F1 week. I'd even take off work for those weeks.
Are you using an app like Everlance or MileIQ to automatically track your miles? You can potentially claim $0.54 per mile as a business expense on your taxes, so that might partly make up for your operating costs.
As far as I understood it back when Uber was a hop topic, they only cover once your insurance denied they claim. Meaning your can't just go to Uber right away. So maybe you get away with it once, but after that have fun getting a car insured again...
Martin,Here is another ridiculous navigation bug. If I want to drive to the Huntsville Supercharger from my home in South Austin, firstly I pull up the list of Superchargers and there you can see it looks to be 135 miles away:
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Everything looks as it should. I then select the Huntsville Supercharger and watch as the car plots the route. Unfortunately, instead of driving through (say) Bastrop and Bryan/College Station, it plots this ridiculous 210-mile route via some out-of-the-way town up North and takes me through a variety of unecessary Austin freeways - and leaves me with only 6% battery when I get to Huntsville.
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This routing happens every time I try it. it's not a function of time-of-day, day of the week or something that might be affected by traffic conditions. What is causing this sort of problem? Tesla please fix it.
There is no uberLUX in Seattle that I am aware of. I drive either exclusive uberSelect or uberX/UberSelect combined.The Tesla Model S qualifies for uberLUX, let's get that straight. But drivers don't automatically qualify... uber perfers to "vet" you over a 50-ride period when you begin. You are restricted to uberX during this time. You start with a perfect rating of 5.0, and you have to receive ratings averaging 4.8 or higher during the first 50 rides to qualify for higher-earning grades - uberSelect and uberLUX specifically. There is no uberBlack in Austin (and my car ain't black), and uberLUX doesn't exist in all cities - I don't pretend to understand the system fully. All I know is what goes on in Austin
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Also I do not represent that any kind of driving for uber will cover the initial cost of buying the Tesla Model S - even a CPO car. But... my after-tax uber earnings cover my car payment, electricity and insurance, that's for sure. YMMV
They are starting to take note.Exclusion <n> has been revised to specifically exclude coverage while a covered vehicle is made available to carry persons for a charge.
Pretty sure Autopilot 2.0 will be out by 2018. Companies like Uber and Lyft will adopt fully autonomous cars in mass scale. Drivers will be out of work a few years after that.I can tell you that anticipation for the Model 3 among Uber riders is high. Many riders already know about it and want to watch the event, and/or order a car, or generally keep track of what is going on with the car and the brand.