Green driving blog posts


Our fleet team here at Avis have been feeling blue recently and I for one am glad as I can proudly say we have introduced the Mercedes-Benz E220 BlueEFFICIENCY model to our Select Series range of cars! At Avis, we have always taken our environmental responsibilities seriously and are committed to measuring our impact on the environment and improving this situation. By introducing the Mercedes-Benz BlueEFFICIENCY models to our fleet we are actively taking steps to do this. BlueEFFICIENCY technol Read More >>

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At Avis Rent A Car, we try harder to keep your motoring eco-friendly and protect the environment we all enjoy. Not only is Avis a carbon neutral operation, you can choose to make your car hire carbon neutral too for just £1. And you can go even further to protect the planet by choosing your car from the Avis Eco Collection. Avis has been a carbon neutral operation since 2000 Avis are genuinely committed to being green and have been for many years. The first car rental company to launch a Corpor Read More >>

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Recently at Avis we’ve made a number of advancements aimed at helping to reduce carbon emissions created while driving either an Avis rental car or your own car. In November 2009 we launched Avis Eco, our low emission car group, in the summer of 2009 we improved the group by adding the VW Golf blue motion. In the summer of 2010 we launched our Avis greener world website with information about our commitment, our initiatives and projects we support. In the UK we have allowed customers to offset Read More >>

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Did you know that fuel consumption can vary by up to 45% on the same route depending on how you drive? As well as renting from our new, fuel-efficient Avis Eco Collection, by following our Eco Driving Tips you can save money and reduce your emissions on all your car journeys: 1) Plan your journeys. Plan your journeys to avoid peak periods, road works and getting lost – you will have a more relaxing journey and will waste less fuel. 2) Drive smoothly Try to avoid harsh acceleration and brakin Read More >>

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I am excited to announce the launch of the Avis Eco Collection, our new low emissions car group. If you choose to rent a car from the Avis Eco collection you can drive away in a brand new, stylish and fuel efficient VW Golf 1.6 TDI 90ps. The cars combined MPG is 62.8 and its CO2 emissions are sub 120, at 118g/km. Currently these cars are available at 21 Avis locations across the UK. Also to celebrate the launch of the new Avis Eco collection, we will offset the carbon offset all of the Eco coll Read More >>

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Avis are pleased to announce that we now offer our customers the opportunity to offset the carbon emissions from their car rental in the UK when they collect there keys. The cost to offset the rental is £1, this has been calculated based on average vehicle emissions, length of rentals, mileage and age of vehicles. The money raised will be allocated by our partner, The CarbonNeutral Company. To celebrate the launch for every customer who chooses to offset the carbon on their rental in December 2 Read More >>

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I’ve just read that Willie Walsh, CEO at British Airways, is due to announce a pledge by airlines, airports and airplane manufacturers to cut carbon emissions to half 2005 levels by 2050. I know that BA hasn’t had the best press over the past couple of years but I’ve been really impressed by Willie Walsh’s efforts to lobby for proactive measures to tackle climate change in the airline industry. In anticipation of the announcement Willie Walsh declared: “Internationa Read More >>

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Unfortunately I never get to go to the Frankfurt motor show but it is great to be reading all the buzz around some of the electric and hybrid cars on show. Peugeot, Mercedes, Audi, Volkswagen, Ford and Renault were all there to showcase electric-powered concepts while Tesla showed off a Brabus tuned-up Roadster and their upcoming Model S. There were plenty of hybrid and plug-in hybrids on display also. Toyota look to be expanding their hybrid range to the Auris and GM’s hybrid plug-in, the Read More >>

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While some continue to doubt the effect the human race has had on climate change across our planet, there is no doubting that tackling climate change is high on the political agenda. 183 countries have ratified the Kyoto Protocol, which represents a legally binding commitment to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Much of the effort is being channelled on to reducing the amount of CO2 that we emit into the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas. R Read More >>

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At Avis, we’re committed to reducing our impact on the environment. We’ve previously supported the CarbonNeutral campaign, introduced Electric Bikes for deliveries in London and in Jan 2008, we were voted the Greenest car hire company in the Telegraph travel awards. Now, we’re supporting ACT ON CO2, a cross governmental campaign designed to help people to save money and fuel as well as reducing their CO2 emissions. Visit the ACT ON CO2 website for more information on buying, driving and s Read More >>

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