There is no gas to buy with this rental and you are free to return it without recharging. The range is up to 90 miles (depending on your driving speed). This car is so perfect for getting around in Portland. The small size and backup camera making parking downtown a snap. If you'd like to take it to the coast, or the gorge, or anywhere else, let me help you plan your charging stops. Check out plugshare.com (or the free mobile app) to see locations for the over 200 public chargers around Portland! The car can also charge overnight using a standard outlet. I also have a charge car that features unlimited charging for a flat fee. Here are all the locations! http://www.westcoastgreenhighway.com/pdfs/WA_OR_EVMap.pdf
If you are arriving from out of town, in most cases I can pick you up at the airport and drop you back off there for a small fee. Meet you half way. You're also welcome to meet me at my address in Beaverton, located directly on the Portland Trimet Max line. (about 45 minutes from PDX airport using MAX Light Rail) Note: If I am picking you up, the rental period starts from the time I have to leave to pick you up about 45 minutes and not from the time you enter the vehicle.
**** Below is a description of the LEAF from Nissan ****
The Nissan LEAF® is 100% electric. That means no gas. None. So forget about the cost of a gallon, and say hello to freedom from the pump. Because the only time you’ll be going to the gas station is whenever you need to put air in your tires. (You will receive my LEAF fully charged and with air in the tires)
The advanced lithium-ion battery powers the 100% electric drive system, giving the Nissan LEAF® the equivalent of 100 MPGe in the city.
Do you hear that? No? Good. Because you shouldn’t. Electric motors don’t make noise like internal combustion engines. They just perform like them. They don’t use traditional transmissions with numerous gears and ratios, either. It’s just stop or go. And in the Nissan LEAF®, go means go.
You’ve never driven anything like the Nissan LEAF®, and you’ve probably never felt anything like its instant torque. The power is there when you touch the pedal. There is no lag, no revving-up or shifting gears, it just goes.
• 80 kW AC synchronous electric motor
• Zero tailpipe emissions
• Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Start
• Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System
• Heated front and rear seats
• RearView Monitor
• USB and AUX inputs to charge your phone and play your music