Zero emissions, always Distinctive, futuristic design Quiet, smooth travel Five seats (unlike the Volt) Very low running cost per mile The Nissan Leaf five-door hatchback is easy to drive, keeps up with traffic, carries four people comfortably and five when needed, and comes with all the usual features and accessories found on any other compact car. To the driver, the Nissan Leaf functions perfectly well, but many of the controls feel slightly remote, since virtually everything is electrically actuated. Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph is a bit less than 10 seconds, though because there's no transmission to shift and the Leaf's electric drive is exceptionally quiet, it's hard to gauge how slow or fast the acceleration is. Top speed of the 3,200-pound car is capped at 90 mph.
Recharging the battery is usually done by plugging it into a 240-volt Level 2 charging station or a level 3 charge station that only takes 30 minutes to get 80% charge. You can also use standard 110-volt wall current to recharge a Leaf, via a charging cord stored in the load bay, but that can take up to 20 hours for a fully depleted battery. (Some hotels and houses have level 1) Get about 40-60 miles per charge. Can charge all around San Diego ask where the charge stations are .
EV / Hybrid
2014 Nissan LeafJames's Nissan15514
Getting used to an electric car was tricky - but James was great and everything was easy.
James and Tanya not only got me on my way quickly in a very competent and efficient way, but also made it a pleasure due to their friendly, honest personalities. It was great to work with them. I highly recommend renting their car. And their Nissan Leaf was easy to drive and quite luxurious.
James was very communicative and accommodating, great experience for my first time in an electric vehicle. I wouldn't recommend it for long trips, as you need to recharge often, but it's a great vehicle for around town.
Was my first time with an all-electric vehicle but James' Leaf was AWESOME! Free charging stations all around the city and easy to find with PLUG-IN app. James Baum was professional...friendly and very accommodating. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this owner and his Leaf!👍
Pickup took a little longer than hoped, as James arrived 10 minutes later than planned and then had trouble finding the cell phone lot where we finalized the rental. Vehicle drop off was very smooth and car itself was great. I didn't anticipate that the car would need charging so often - it was about 70% charged at pickup. We only drove 35 miles and it was pretty low at drop off. For such a short trip, we only rented for a day and a half, I should have rented a non eclectic car so I didn't have to worry about finding a charging station.