The Hertz Corporation, which includes the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands, has expanded of its Green Traveler Collection car rental fleet to include the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid (earlier post) in select cities across the US.
The Sonata Hybrid is available to rent at airports including Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Atlanta, Dulles International and Chicago, as well as cities such as San Jose, San Diego and Long Beach in California; Portland, Oregon; and Denver.
The new Sonata Hybrid is just one of Hertz’s greener rental choices available in the Green Traveler Collection, a line of hybrid, electric and clean diesel vehicles. All of the Green Traveler cars have fuel efficiency ratings starting at 33+ highway mpg.
Hertz believes it has one of the most fuel-efficient rental fleets in the industry. More than 80% of Hertz’s vehicles have a minimum fuel-efficiency rating of 28 highway mpg. Environmental efficiency programs’ efforts resulted in recycling more than 2 million gallons of used oil and auto waste in 2014, and more than 80% of the company’s car washes use reclaimed water. The Hertz sustainability program also includes mixed recycling at Hertz rental locations, which saw a 42% increase in tons of waste recycled in 2014; and tire recycling, which resulted in 414,000 tires diverted from landfills in 2014. Additionally, the company currently has 15 solar locations, with projected growth to 20 by 2016.