Availability limits: Can pick renter up if I am then returned to my home, and renter returns car to my home when rental complete.
This vehicle doesn't need gasoline: it's 100% electric. Quiet and efficient, it's a joy to drive. Three passengers and 13 cubic feet of cargo (1 duffelbag or 4 grocery bags) are accommodated by its easily parked subcompact frame, or one passenger and up to 50 cubic feet can also be carried (two barrels or three COSTCO shopping carts with the seats folded).
As this is a battery powered vehicle, you don't have to fill it up on return but you must keep an eye on your remaining range to avoid running out of electricity. Recharging on an ordinary wall outlet with the included adapter is cheap but slow, taking up to 16 hours for a full charge from the minimum voltage to 100% at the expense of about $2 in electrical service fees.
There are public electric car charging stations on Vashon at Chautaqua Elementary School and Vashon Island High School:
To search Plugshare for electric vehicle charging along your route or at your destination, visit plugshare.com and un-check "High Power Stations". The car fully charges in 5 hours with the J1772 connector.
NOTE: This car does NOT have a 30-minute quick charge connector (no CHAdeMO)
Driving to IKEA from Capitol Hill and back on the freeway is possible if you charge while you're there (see the first picture). I travel from Vashon Island and charge while I am at IKEA for the homeward journey. The 50 cubic feet of storage can fit quite a bit of flat pack furniture.
Your Voltage May Vary depending on heater or air-conditioner use and driving style.
The i-MiEV has an electronic limit of 81 mph / 130 kph. Freeway speed limits around Seattle range from 60-70 mph / 96-112 kph
If you want to go further and faster than this little EV will carry you, consider renting Lee's BioDiesel Jetta: