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EV rentals in Phoenix

Discussion in 'Mountain/Southwest' started by dsm363, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Does anyone know if one of the rental companies rents the Nissan Leaf or Chevy Volt? I find stories from 2 years about about Enterprise and Hertz offering them in Phoenix but when I call they can't find them. They must have gotten rid of them but thought someone might know of an EV rental in the area. I'm pretty sure a Model S is out of the question if the others aren't available and Hertz charges way too much anyway. Thanks.
     
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    Found Enterprise in Tempe. Turns out they have only one left and they've sold all the rest of them. I wonder if all the issues with heat and the Leaf caused people to stop renting them.
     
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    It would appear that Enterprise added a few EVs to their fleet for the publicity then quickly sold them off... they're pathetic...
     
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    Yeah. That's what they told me. This appears to be the last one they have left. Too bad really. I would think they could add the Volt in its place since that might be accepted by more people renting cars but again only seats four.
     
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    The Enterpirse right down the street from the Tesla SvC in Scottsdale has a Leaf.
     
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    #6 dsm363, Mar 28, 2014
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    Thanks. I have the one from reserved is in Tempe which I think is closer to the airport but if that falls through I'll call them. Appreciate it.
     
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    The Scottsdale location apparently has two Model Ss for rent according the the airport enterprise location. I couldn't confirm since they were closed.
     
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    Took a $30 cab ride out to Tempe to pick up Leaf. I told them my flight landed at 5:40PM and they didn't even bother to mention they closed at 6 so when I got there at 6:15 they were closed. I could see the leaf sitting there plugged in but had to get another cab ride back to airport just to rent a Prius. The beeping the Prius makes in reverse was enough to make me to never consider that car unless I can help it.

    Why airport rentals don't carry the Volt is tough to understand. Would make a great rental for short distance driving and using little to no gas.
     

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