My LEAF lease is done — what should I do?

editors-blog-entry3My two-year lease on my 2014 Nissan LEAF runs out on Feb. 22, 2016. I want to continue driving electric, but I can’t continue with a car with so little range because the LEAF is my only car (I’ve twice run out of charge, both times in winter).

I really want a 2017 LEAF, or a 2017 Bolt, but I need to cover the time between Feb. 22, 2016 and when the 2017 Bolt or 2017 LEAF become available in Colorado.

The 2016 LEAF, with 107 EPA miles, doesn’t have enough range for me. And the First Generation Volt is not an option because my 11 and 9-year-old daughters hate the back seat. The 2016 Volt won’t be available in Colorado until late spring (supposedly).

Any ideas for tips/ideas on what I can/should do in order to keep driving electric from Feb. 22, 2016 until the “real” and affordable EVs arrive in Colorado?

Thank you 🙂

My 2014 Nissan LEAF, which I’ve leased for two years, needs to be returned to Boulder Nissan in Boulder, Colo. soon — and I need to figure out what to do so I can continue to drive electric until the affordable EVs with enough range to be single cars in a single-car household such as mine come out.