SFO Airport Hybrid Car Renters Get $15 Discount

By dancurranjr On June 6th, 2009

green_rentalSan Francisco International Airport is launching the nation’s first Green Rental Car program that rewards customers for renting “green” alternative-fueled vehicles. Customers who rent hybrid cars at SFO, such as the Honda Civic Hybrid, Nissan Altima Hybrid or Toyota PRIUS will receive a $15 discount at the counter.

It is estimated that more than 4,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year will be eliminated through the implementation of this program.Currently, 10 percent of the rental car fleet at SFO is comprised of high-mileage cars—such as the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Ford Focus—in addition to alternative-fuel cars.

“The Green Rental Car program is the first of several green initiatives the airport is rolling out in 2009,” said John L. Martin, Director of SFO. “We are committed to making SFO the sustainable Airport of Choice for California travelers.”

Participating rental car agencies:

  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dollar
  • Enterprise
  • Fox
  • Hertz
  • National
  • Thrifty

SOURCE: SF Examiner

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