| At Avis, we do our best to meet our customers' dynamic and varied travel needs. We know you want fast, convenient service and dependable cars - and you've also expressed a growing interest and concern about the environmental impact of travel. Avis proudly has initiated greener business practices as well as innovative company initiatives that make it easy for all of us to do our part - plus you'll save on fuel costs while you help keep the planet clean!
Save money by filling up less often! About two-thirds of the 2013 model year vehicles in the Avis fleet have a fuel efficiency rating of 28 miles per gallon or better (highway). About half of our fleet (approximately 150,000 vehicles) is rated at 30 miles per gallon (highway) or better. A full 100 percent of Avis' economy, 83% compact, and 67 percent intermediate car classes have met stringent U.S. EPA guidelines and are U.S. EPA SmartWay Certified.
Our specialty Eco-Rides fleet is especially earth-friendly because it's exclusively comprised of hybrids or SmartWay Elite certified vehicle. Avis now has gas/electric hybrid vehicles in our Eco-Rides fleet.
Newer, Well-Maintained Fleet.
Avis vehicles are more energy efficient than older or poorly-maintained vehicles, and that keeps fuel costs low! Our car fleet averages less than six months on the road and our vehicles undergo regular preventive maintenance and emission inspections.
Smart Car Washes.
All new Avis car wash systems recycle and reuse at least 80% of wastewater. In addition, Avis recycles used motor oil, oil filters, parts and brake cleaner fluids at our corporate maintenance facilities.
We encourage each of our renters to help reduce vehicle emissions from your rental car by using these popular Avis services:
Avis offers electronic toll collection services in more cars and more cities than any other company, so you can skip cash payment lines and use automated toll collection lanes. Published studies have shown that electronic toll collection reduces hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide emissions by 40-63%, and reduces emissions of nitrogen oxides by 16%. (Site source: Saka, A. and Agbob, D. (2002).Assessment of the Impact of Electronic Toll Collection on Mobile Emissions in the Baltimore Area,
Morgan State University.
GPS by Garmin®
Use less fuel and produce fewer emissions by using convenient GPS navigation. When you follow step-by-step GPS directions, you're less likely to get lost - and real-time traffic alerts help you avoid roadway bottlenecks - allowing drivers to use the most direct and efficient route to your final destination.