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Eco-warriors on the road: tips for greening your car rental

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While we always advocate for utilising public transportation and other eco-methods of ground travel at your destination, sometimes, it’s just not realistic. Fortunately, if renting a car is unavoidable, there are still ways to make it green. Here’s how:

 

  1. Check your destination for green car rental companies such as Green Motion Car Hire, a low-cost, low impact car rental company, currently in 30 countries.
  2. Find out the fuel efficiency of your possible choices, and go with the best fuel economy. Read Consumer Reports Best & Worst Fuel Economy: Fuel sippers and guzzlers in all vehicle categories.”
  3. Consider renting a hybrid or electric car. Some popular models include the Toyota Prius, Chevrolet Bolt, Hyundai Ioniq, Nissan Leaf, or the high-end Tesla.
  4. Ask your car rental company about their sustainability or social responsibility policy. For example, Europcar has a “Green Policy” posted on their website. Simply asking about it can show that you care, and encourage further awareness raising efforts.

 

Buckle up and enjoy the ride!

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