*NOTE: If you're looking for a rental car to go out of town or on a vacation, an "All Electric Plug-In" car (such as this 2016 silver Spark EV, our 2012 white Nissan LEAF or our 2014 blue Mercedes B Class electric) is probably NOT the right electric car for you.
"All-electric" plug-in cars are are typically rented when you just need a "get around town" or a car just to get you to and from work for a few days while your car is in the shop being repaired. The reason for this is because it can only go 76 miles between charges*.
If what you're looking for today is a "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. (And they get more than 85 MPG!)
If what you're looking for today is a zippy, fun, simple to operate car to just run errands (or get to and from work for a few days) and you know you'll be driving less than 76 miles a day, the SPARK EV is the world's most perfect, money saving, fun little car you'll ever rent. You'll LOVE it!
The SPARK's biggest advantages are it's HUGE savings (you won't spend a dime in gas) it's VERY zippy, it's WHISPER quiet, it's almost brand spanking new and it's VERY safe (it's actually got EIGHT airbags!).
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 white 2012 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 a comfortable, quiet, solid, more "luxurious" 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 29 minutes to fully recharge this silver 2016 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. And it plugs into any typical 110V household outlet!
Our Mercedes B200 has an approximate 90 miles range under typical driving conditions.
Our Chevy Spark EV has an approximate 76 miles range under typical driving conditions.
Our Nissan LEAF SV has an approximate 52 miles range under typical driving conditions.
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