Chevrolet Spark EV Rental in Fresno, CA | Turo
Shawn’s
Chevrolet Spark EV2016
2LT
26 trips
$ 28
per day
The car
Shawn’s
Chevrolet Spark EV
2016
2LT
26 trips
4 seats
4 doors
Electric
Description
If what you're looking for today is an inexpensive rental car in the Fresno area to just run errands (or get to and from work for a while) and you want a car that's zippy, fun, and SUPER simple to operate, our 2016 SPARK EV is the world's most perfect, money saving, fun little car you'll ever rent. You'll LOVE it!

The biggest advantages of the SPARK EV are that you won't spend a dime in gas, it charges overnight in your garage from any outlet, (or in 33 minutes at a charging station) it's VERY zippy, it's WHISPER quiet, it's almost brand spanking new (it only has 6,000 miles as of March 2017) and it's very safe (it has EIGHT airbags)!

I think the Spark EV is one of the best valued EV's on the market today. It's not anywhere as comfortable, solid or luxurious as our Nissan LEAF but it has much longer range and it's much "sportier" (and fun) to drive.

(This is not to say that our 2012 white Nissan LEAF is gutless. The LEAF has more power than most cars it's size. However, this Spark EV is REALLY fast and fun to drive. You'll be AMAZED. I promise.)

When I need something more comfortable, quiet, and solid (with a more "luxurious"-type ride) I always choose our 2012, white Nissan LEAF. But if I know I'm going to drive more than 50 miles that day ~ or if I just want a simple, quick "go to" car that's far more fun to drive and easier to "zip" around town in ~ I always take the SPARK EV.

*If you utilize one of the several local, Fresno DC Fast Charging Stations, it only takes 33 minutes to fully recharge the Chevrolet Spark EV. Or, if you prefer, you can just do an "overnight" charge (like I do) with the supplied granny charge cable you'll find in the trunk. It just plugs into any typical 110V household outlet like a hairdryer!

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NOTE: If you're looking for a deal on a rental car to go out of town, (or on a vacation) this 2016 all electric plug-in Chevrolet Spark EV is probably NOT the right car for you. (Same goes for our 2012 white Nissan LEAF SL and our 2014 blue Mercedes B Class electric). An all-electric plug-in car is typically rented when people just need a "daily commuter" or "errands" car (or to replace their stinky, noisy, gas guzzling, car that's in the shop for repairs again).

Most all electric plug-in cars can only be driven 60-90 miles before they need to be recharged*. However, 90% of the time people only drive 30 to 50 miles in a day anyway.

This makes electric cars the perfect "primary" family car (if you keep that stinky, noisy gas powered car and only use it for the other 10% when you need to go out of town).

If what you're looking for is an "out of town" car or a Yosemite "vacation" car, our 2017 Chevrolet VOLT LT and our 2014 Chevrolet VOLT Premium are "range extended" (gasoline/electric hybrid) cars that will accommodate you perfectly. They get more than 85 MPG and they're the most popular rented cars in Fresno right now. Fun, fast and sexy!

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Our 2014 Mercedes B200 has an approximate 86 miles of range under typical driving conditions and recharges in fully in 200 minutes at a commercial charging station (or overnight with the supplied 110V household outlet granny charging cord).

Our 2016 Chevy Spark EV has an approximate 82 miles of range under typical driving conditions and recharges fully in 33 minutes at a charging station (or overnight with the supplied 110V household outlet granny charging cord).

Our 2012 Nissan LEAF SL has an approximate 65 miles of range under typical driving conditions and recharges fully in 38 minutes at a charging station (or overnight with the supplied 110V household outlet granny charging cord).

Our 2017 Chevrolet VOLT LT has an approximate 51 miles of range under typical driving conditions (plus an additional 400 miles of range from its 10 gallon fuel tank) and recharges fully in 2.5 hours at 240 VOLTS or overnight with the supplied 120V household outlet granny charging cord.

Our 2014 Chevrolet VOLT Premium has an approximate 44 miles of range under typical driving conditions (plus an additional 350 miles of range from its 10 gallon fuel tank) and recharges fully in 2.5 hours at 240 VOLTS or overnight with the supplied 120V household outlet granny charging cord.

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Features
  • Automatic transmission
  • GPS
  • Audio input
  • Bluetooth
  • Pet friendly
  • USB input
  • Heated seats
  • 100% Plug In Electric Car | NO GAS !!!
Parking details
Your car will always be vacuumed, washed, detailed with love and ready to be picked up (or returned) at our North Fresno parking lot at the exact times and dates you've requested when you booked your trip.

I understand people and weather are unpredictable so I'm very accommodating with (almost) any requests, changes or special accommodations when submitted using the TURO application. All texts, requests, trip modifications, etc. must be sent using the TURO application.
Delivery details
You can either; A) Provide your own transportation to get to and from our parking lot in North Fresno or, B) You can use our delivery service and we'll provide a shuttle service back and forth to our lot from your chosen address.

When you choose our delivery service we arrange and pay for a shuttle to pick you up at "guest's chosen location" and take you directly to your TURO car. That's when we hand you the key (unless you opt for a self-delivery). Our shuttle will also take you home when you return your car at the end of your trip.

If you choose not to use our delivery service you will need to arrange for your own transportation to our lot where we we'll meet you with the key. The parking lot address is given to you when you book your trip.

All you need to do (if you decide to use our delivery service) is text the word SHUTTLE when you're ready to be picked up (you must use the text messaging feature in the TURO application). We'll take care of the rest. (When it's time to return your car at the end of your trip just text us again).

Additionally, we also provide a "self-delivery" service. With self-delivery service, you can either provide your own transportation to and from our lot or you can use our delivery service. Here's how to do a self delivery:

1) Text the word SELF to the vehicle owner (me) using the TURO application.
2) You'll receive a confirmation text fifteen (15) minutes prior to your trip start time containing any specific instructions necessary to locate your car.
3) When you arrive at your car, (using the TURO "shared trip photos") upload a "selfie" photo (holding your driver's license next to your face with the car in the background) and an additional photo of your driver's license.
4) Upon receipt, access to your car and key will be performed remotely. Once you have access to your car you can complete your trip checklist and begin your trip!

Moving your car from its parking space prior to completing your trip checklist may result in your vehicle being temporarily disabled remotely. To prevent any delays to your trip please do not attempt to move your vehicle from its stall (or place the vehicle in "D" (Drive) or "R" (Reverse) until after you have completed your trip checklist in the TURO application.

Self delivery service requests require you to download the TURO application onto your smartphone. Self delivery service requests must be made no later than 60 minutes prior to your trip start time. Even if you choose the self-delivery option you will still be required to meet a representative at our parking lot at the end of your trip when you return your car.
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Car location
Fresno, CA 93720
Free
Airports
Fresno Yosemite International Airport
$20
Delivery
Up to 15 miles
$20
Free delivery for trips of 5 days or longer