loaner cars

  • BMW i3 at DC fast-charging station

    It's not a new idea, but it's one that carries a certain allure: Let the buyers of an electric car borrow a different vehicle for those few times a year when they need to travel long distances. Loaner programs have been offered by a number of electric-car makers, including Fiat for its 500e car in California. DON'T MISS: 2015 BMW i3 Electric Car: Quick Charging, Seat Heaters Now Standard But the details are challenging to work out, which is why BMW took six months to launch its Flexible Mobility program for BMW i3 buyers. Now those details are out, as laid out in a post by noted BMW...

  • Nissan Leaf electric car at Crater Lake, Oregon  [image: C. Bonville Photography]
    Why Electric Car Owners Don't Want Gasoline Loaners From Their Dealers

    It's often said by electric-car owners and advocates that once you start driving electric, you never want to go back. Now it appears that at least a handful of car dealers are learning that the principle extends even to loaner cars from the dealership. A recent Facebook thread on the BMW i3 Owners...

  • 2013 Tesla Model S
    Tesla Model S Loaners For Tesla Model S Owners, Elon Musk Says

    Loaners cars are now routinely provided by luxury carmakers when their customers have cars in for servicing. Now Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] is joining the crowd, providing Model S luxury sports sedans to its Model S (and Roadster) owners while their cars are in the shop. But according to CEO Elon...

  • 2011 Nissan Leaf SL
    Having Your Gas Car Serviced? Here, Borrow A Nissan Leaf

    These days, most mainstream dealers and garages give you a courtesy , or loaner car while your own vehicle is being worked on. If you’re lucky, you’ll be given a reasonably new demo car, or perhaps even a car comparable with your own. More often than not, you'll end up with the garage's...

  • 2011 Nissan Juke in New York's Catskill Mountains, January 2011
    Nissan Gives Waiting UK Buyers Loaner Cars, But Not For Leaf

    If you’re one of the many expectant 2011 Nissan Leaf owners around the world what we’re about to tell you may make you feel a little sick. While Nissan obviously struggles to meet consumer demand for its all-electric hatchback, company executives in Europe are offering those waiting for...

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