Smart Mobility rental choices, such as electric vehicles (EVs), hybrids and car sharing, are part of our sustainability roadmap to reduce the environmental impacts of driving, without compromising convenience or customer needs.
As one of the world’s largest car rental companies, we are uniquely positioned to provide customers with first hand experience driving clean-technology vehicles that are energy-efficient and low-emission.
Our goal is to help make smart, sustainable mobility a viable, global reality by giving customers and communities access to, and the experience of, driving greener rentals.
The Hertz EV program provides customers global access to EVs. In less than a year, our EV program has grown from a vision to a market reality in more than ten cities and three continents, offering a diverse fleet of EVs from manufacturers like Nissan, Chevrolet, GM, Mitsubishi, Renault and Tesla.
We believe that convenient rental access to EVs will help demystify and break down consumer barriers to EV use. As part of our strategy to increase EV utilization, Hertz is forming partnerships with automakers, charging-station providers, municipalities, nongovernment organizations, corporations and other stakeholders to promote electric options and infrastructure development.
Green Traveler Collection
The Green Traveler Collection is our car class dedicated to fuel-efficient vehicles, including hybrids, EVs and clean diesel, all of which are EPA SmartWay-approved. This collection averages 58 MPG and offers nationwide access to cars that can provide significant fuel savings and lower emissions compared to lower-MPG vehicles. Book Now
Alternative-Fuel and Efficient Vehicles/Buses
As part of our commitment to energy-efficient and cost-effective transport options, we’re exploring a range of cars and buses that use alternative fuels and technology, such as hybrids, EVs and compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicles and Buses
CNG vehicles have the same power and speed as gasoline-powered vehicles, but they cost less to fuel and produce significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions. CNG vehicles are available at select U.S. locations through Hertz On Demand and in our European fleet. We also use CNG buses at Los Angeles International Airport.
Hertz has one of the most fuel-efficient fleets in the rental industry, with 72% of the vehicles averaging 28 MPG on the highway or better and nearly 60% averaging over 32 MPG. In an effort to help renters find our most fuel-efficient vehicles, these cars are designated with a green leaf, which denotes 28+ MPG on the highway on 2010 and later models.
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are hybrids that utilize a rechargeable battery powered by electricity. While in EV mode, no driving emissions are produced. PHEVs help eliminate ‘range anxiety’ that can be associated with EVs, since the gas power acts as a backup when the electric power is depleted.
Hertz Fuel-Efficient Fleet
Electric Vehicles (EV)
It costs 64% less to fuel an electric vehicle vs. a gas-powered car
About 60% of Hertz rental cars average more than 32 MPG
Green Traveler Collection – Hybrids
200 miles driven in a hybrid car vs. an SUV can save almost $30 in fuel costs
Hertz On Demand
Every Hertz On Demand car sharing vehicle removes 14 cars from the road
Hertz Equipment Rental
92% of Hertz’s newest earthmover equipment utilizes low-emissions technology