This Nissan Leaf is 100% all-electric and an excellent way to save on money during your trip. All throughout the Denver area and even into the mountains you will find lots and lots of free, convenient charging locations, there may even be one at your hotel! This car will drive up to 80 miles on a charge, quietly and comfortably, which is plenty to explore all the best parts of Denver and the front range. This Leaf is equipped with CHAdeMO fast charging and is capable of being fully charged in minutes.
This Leaf is always kept in excellent condition, clean and fresh. It is fully loaded with GPS navigation, Bluetooth, USB, auxiliary-audio input, heated front and rear seats, heated steering wheel, automatic climate control, and of course ABS, traction control, and front and side air bags.
Also available as part of the rental service are membership cards for all the local pay-to-charge spots. See plugshare.com for a complete list of all the charge locations to see if this vehicle will work for you!
Coordinate delivery and return of the car with me beforehand. For DIA deliveries, I will deliver the car to the passenger pickup located right outside of baggage claim, I will need your airline to drive to the correct side. Depending on the time of day I may ask you to drop me off at the bus/train station or elsewhere back towards Denver. If the airport fee is paid, the car may be returned to the airport.
Please drive carefully, respect the traffic laws and other motorists, and treat the car well. Please no smoking in the car. Food and drink is ok as long as any spills are promptly cleaned before the car is returned. $5 per use of EVGo CHAdeMO quick-charge using my membership card.
How long does it take to charge?
Included with the rental is a 120v standard outlet charger which will take over 20 hours to charge the car from empty, however since it's unlikely the car will be completely run down to 0%, the charger usually takes around 6-10 hours to fully charge the car. This is a great option for plugging in overnight at a resort, hotel, or even camp site.
The car is also capable of Level 2 charging, which is much faster and only takes 4 hours from empty to fully charge, or 1-2 hours with normal use.
Lastly this Leaf is equipped with the optional CHAdeMO quick charge system which will let the car fully charge in as little as 20 minutes.
Plugshare.com or other services can provide the locations of all public charging stations, they are usually located next to restaurants, hotels, museums, parks, and the city center which makes electric cars extremely convenient.
How far can it drive?
The Nissan Leaf will deliver an average driving range of 75 miles according to the EPA. With a careful driver, distances of over 100 miles are possible. To be on the safe side I would use a range of 70 miles and make sure there were opportunities for charging on route before setting off on a long journey. Luckily the I-25 corridor from Ft. Collins all the way south to Pueblo is loaded with plenty of public charge options, including CHAdeMO fast chargers and free chargers.
2013 Nissan LeafJames' Nissan1541
It's a great car if you're staying within the same cities. We travelled about 500 miles and sometimes it was inconvenient to find a charging station nearby. But all in all, it drives nice, regeneration was good, and we saved on gas!