Great versatile vehicle! Hatchback and folding seats provide plenty of storage, plugin-hybrid keeps fuel consumption to a minimum, and the performance you’d expect from an electric drivetrain.
Note that this car takes premium gas - please leave your receipt in the center console when you refill the tank. There is no need to recharge the vehicle before returning it.
Car is smoke-free, so no smoking in the car, and if you are a smoker please don't smoke right before driving, as the smell can linger. Please no food or drink in the car (except water).
If you’re looking for a fully electric vehicle, and willing to spend a bit more, take a look at my Tesla:
Park anywhere on Chestnut street, near the intersection of Fitchburg street. (The signs say 4 hour / resident parking)
What is the range of the vehicle?
The Volt will go 40 miles on electricity with a full charge, and then over 200 additional miles on gasoline, at about 40 mpg (premium gas!)
Do I have to recharge it?
Nope! Electricity is on us, just make sure to refill any gas you use, it takes premium!
If you'd like to recharge during the trip, there are ChargePoint spots all over the city and in most parking garages. Just tap card at the charging station.
On the way to pick up the car I passed a Mercedes dealership, Eversource, and a Uhaul, did I take a wrong turn?
Nope, you're in the right place!
My building, BrickBottom, was a factory converted to artist lofts and condos, so it's in a bit of an industrial neighborhood, but conveniently just a short stroll from Lechmere station and Union Square.
2014 Chevrolet VoltEric's Chevrolet15511
Eric was great to rent from, no problems at all. He was very quick to respond and was flexible.
The Volt was a fantastic drive. Really responsive and a smooth ride. Easily hit 50mpg over 1000 miles. If only there was more charging infrastructure in the US! Eric was communicative & helpful throughout.