Green driving blog posts


If you look at what Gordon Brown announced in the Budget yesterday, his primary focus for motorists was on environmental impact. The highest-polluting vehicles (Band G in the new car tax banding system introduced last year) have been hit hardest, with road tax increased initially to £300 and up to £400 in April next year. There was a win for drivers of the least-polluting vehicles, with a cut on road tax of £35. Fuel duty has increased by 2p, in line with inflation. How have these changes aff Read More >>

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I was reading David James’s column in The Observer at the weekend. It’s mainly about issues in football (as you’d expect, with him being Portsmouth’s goalkeeper) but at the bottom he talked about how he’s getting his car converted to run on rapeseed oil, which is a carbon-neutral fuel. It goes to show that all kinds of people are becoming interested in reducing their vehicle’s ‘carbon footprint’ (or ‘carbon tyreprint’?!) and making their driving greener. Our offices in German Read More >>

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I just came across this article about Avis on AutoblogGreen, which has posts about greener driving and new car technology. It discusses some research and cost comparisons we commissioned recently on how people can reduce their driving expenses – and carbon emissions – by downsizing the car they own, or using public transport instead, and then renting when they need a larger car, such as for holidays or weekend breaks. The research shows some pretty hefty savings! It makes sense, when you thi Read More >>

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My boss, Avis UK Commercial Director Daniel McCarthy, has been on Reuters TV, talking to reporter Chris Burns about how we’ve been reducing our CO2 emissions and offsetting any that are unavoidable by supporting carbon-reduction schemes around the world. We work in partnership with the The CarbonNeutral Company and are also independently audited by the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Management. In 2006 Avis Europe achieved full CarbonNeutral® status, which I’m very happy to be able to say. Lik Read More >>

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