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Free rental-car chargers save thrills for theme parks – Chicago Tribune

Nation’s largest electric car rental fleet launches in Orlando

Drive Electric Orlando program offers car rental customers a Nissan Leaf with free charging in Orlando, Fla. (Drive Electric Orlando)
Sept. 11, 2013, 10:45 a.m.
By Robert Duffer, Chicago Tribune

Now you can have your own electric parade in the Walt Disney World kingdom. Host to 57 million visitors annually, Orlando has become a launch point for tourists and conventioneers to rent an electric vehicle and avoid paying fuel or charging costs.

β€œThe opportunity here is so unique,” explains Sam Ori, executive vice president of the Electrification Coalition, who oversees the Drive Electric Orlando program.

Since there are only 12 to 15 miles between different destinations, rental customers can use an EV without worrying about the battery dying, the concern known as range anxiety.



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