My 2015 Nissan Leaf is a 100% electric, zero-emissions vehicle, with a range of up to 100 miles on a single charge (75 miles if driving at freeway speeds). It is not a hybrid and cannot use gasoline.
ELECTRIC VEHICLES ARE DIFFERENT, WITH UNIQUE FEATURES AND REQUIREMENTS. PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY.
If you plan to travel more than 75 miles, you will need to make stops to recharge the batteries. There are well over 100 charging stations just in Seattle proper. Check the map here https://na.chargepoint.com/charge_point
Many Quick Charging stations are popping up all around Puget Sound, which deliver an 80% recharge in 20 minutes. These are often referred to as Level 3 chargers. Level 2 chargers are more common and will add about 25 miles of range per hour. You can also plug in to any standard 120V outlet at your home, garage or hotel for an overnight "trickle" charge which will add about 5 miles of range per hour (a full charge costs about $2 in electricity).
Experience the smooth, ultra-quiet ride of electric power, and instant 100% torque as the electric motor accelerates from a full stop. The vehicle comes equipped with heated seats front and rear, A/C, CD player, and Bluetooth to stream your personal music collection to its audio system. No need to "fill up" the LEAF before you return it - there are no refueling charges! Ignore Turo's standard verbiage that "You must replace the gas that you use."
I can provide you with membership cards to a collection of public pay chargers, though you will be responsible for the charges (charged at the end of the reservation). Some chargers are free or offer discounts for having membership. Here is list of apps that help you find chargers and detail their price:
- Plug Share
- Leaf EZ-Charge
- and many, many more online
The most common use for this electric car is for driving within and around Seattle, charging overnight or while shopping/eating near a public charger. It is not ideal for longer distances but is very well suited for trips to the Eastside, Sea-Tac, and around Lake Washington.