In early Jan 2019, it was impossible to rent a Chevy Bolt from any of the major car rental companies as a try before I buy experience as I was in the market for a new '19 Bolt. I wanted to make sure the seats and any other aspects weren't deal breakers.
I ended up finding a couple '17 Bolts on Turo in my area and was able to rent 1 for a day. I wanted an '18+ as the lousy seats were supposedly improved w/beginning w/model year '18 (https://insideevs.com/news/339196/updat ... uspension/
). But, Turo only had '17.
Unfortunately, the handoff and return were w/o any interaction w/the owner (that's the way he wanted it), so I had to take a TON of pictures before and after (esp. since there was a fair amount of damage to the car, in particular to the roof w/the car having hit a security gate before). Since I had to take the pics then and there w/geo-tags at all, I think I spent nearly an hour taking pics (uploading from Turo's app took awhile) at pickup.
I wanted to be super careful since a co-worker was burned when renting a Model 3. Owner of 3 tried to claim all sorts of damage but there weren't sufficient photos (w/closeups of the areas in question) from my co-worker before pickup and at dropoff to prove one way or another.
When traveling, I've never bothered to even attempt to rent an EV. In many cases, I had limited time and often was going into areas w/not much charging infrastructure.