ATTENTION: This is an electric car! NO GAS! NO DIESEL! If you plan a long trip you have to find the fast EV chargers on the way there and make sure that they work!
Brand new ALL Electric 2015 Nissan Leaf S with Regenerative Brakes (adding charge to the engine when you press the brakes), a Rapid Charger and a heavy duty extension cord for overnight charging.
Zero emissions with 126/101 city/hwy MPGe (http://www.nissanusa.com/electric-cars/leaf/versions-specs/)!!!
Push button start and Bluetooth® Hands-free phone system.
Auxiliary audio input jack and USB connection port for iPod® interface and other devices.
Heated outside mirrors, steering wheel and seats.
Backing up monitor and warning system - the car is TOO QUIET!!!
WOW!! 4 brand new DC Rapid chargers (CHAdeMO) got installed in downtown Portland!!!
You can now charge the car for FREE, just pay the downtown parking fees while charging.
During the day you can charge the car for UNDER a $1 (it takes about 30 minutes)
and it is TOTALLY FREE at night!!!
www.PlugShare.com has the EV charger locations (the fast ones are in orange color).
Some days I'll be driving this car for a Transportation Network Company now that this is available in Portland.
Pick up near the Ross Island Bridge, Downtown, the Airport or any location in the Portland! Metropolitan area. Return the car at the same location or near a rapid charging station, especially if you did not have the time to recharge it and I'll do my best to waive any extra fees. [I usually work on Wednesdays 1:00-10:00pm, Fridays 5-10pm, Saturdays 5-10pm and Sundays 3-8pm]
EV / Hybrid
2015 Nissan LeafChris' 2015 Nissan Leaf15547
Chris gave a quick, easy to understand EV 101 tutorial and I was ready to go. When I had questions about finding quick charging stations, he was there to support. In addition, he was flexible and willing to work with me on minor delays in the pickup and return.
The car was fun to drive around the city. It was very smooth and quite and provided a unique driving experience.
Chris was a great communicator. The Nissan Leaf is absolutely a great car. Low miles, excellent condition. It was my first time using an electric car and it was great! The charging is easy and Chris was so good at explaining everything. He was super helpful with everything. I couldn't be happier. Thanks, Chris!
We had a great experience renting Chris' Nissan Leaf. He took the time to explain all the ins-and-outs of operating the car, which ultimately was quite straightforward. We rented the car for just one day and stayed within city limits so mileage and refueling was not an issue for us. If you plan to drive out to the Gorge or somewhere else it would be wise to plan ahead since refueling stations, though available, are less plentiful than traditional gas stations. The car is clean, drives well and is easy to park. Chris is easy to work with. We would rent again from him.
Great car and excellent owner! Chris was very accommodating on locations of drop off and pickup. He made it very easy for us both getting to and from the airport, ensuring the car had enough charge to get us to our destination with room to spare. His communication and responsiveness is excellent making it all very easy.
The car is a great car. It was clean and runs well. And hey, what can I say? Passing all those gas stations is great, one of the big advantages of an EV! And there are a TON of charging stations all over Oregon, so we never had any challenges charging up. Car has good range (about 70 miles). One tip: there is no parcel shelf in the back to hide luggage, so you can use the carpet piece in the back to cover luggage if you park someplace with your stuff in the car.
Chris was very nice, helpful and accommodating to me. He picked me up from my office with the car, took me to the charging station in downtown Portland and made sure that I knew how to fuel that car up! Then he had me drive it with him in the car to make sure I could handle it OK. He was also extremely nice when I returned the car and was helpful with any difficulties that I had.
It is a great around the metro area car, but I took it on a trip out of town, climbing hills and mountains. Going up hill sucks the power out and I had to be careful of having a charging station along the way. Sometimes they don't work. However, the Fred Meyers' charging stations were easy to use and worked! It was an adventure, to be sure.
Very easy exchange with Chris. I appreciated the airport pick-up!
August 20, 2015
Great car, smooth ride, powerful.
August 9, 2015
I wanted to test out an electric car on my vacation to Oregon, and Chris was very helpful in getting us set up. Prompt airport pickup, good explanations of how to use the car and charge it, and easy return of the car. Would definitely both rent from him again and rent the car again - the Leaf is awesome! Driving 200+ emission-free miles in a week made me not want to go back to gas!
I had a great experience with Chris. He is very easy to work with and helped me so much. He even met me at the airport at 4am for my super early flight. The car was practically brand new and saved me a ton of money on gas. I do not recommend a fully electric car if you want to go far out of the city, but otherwise, it is a great choice. I had a really great experience and would definitely rent again from Chris!
Chris was so easy to work with. Car is new inside and out and was fully charged! I originally expected this to be a one or two day reservations and ending up almost a week. Car is so easy to drive and best of all, you don't need to spend money on gas.
Chris was great!! This was my first time using Turo and he was very helpful and made sure to go over everything thoroughly since this was my first time with an electric car as well. I wouldn't use the leaf if you want to drive far, but it is great for getting around the city. Chris, thanks for making my weekend so great!!
First time using Turo and it was awesome. The car was great didn't have any problems with it whatsoever. I literally only used about 7 dollars for the car to charge it for my whole trip. I stayed for four days. I saved a lot of money. It was so great!