17 Dec 2009 02:12:03
Avis launches low-carbon collection
A leading car rental company has introduced a low-carbon collection to its fleet.
Customers who rent a vehicle from Avis' new green transport series are guaranteed to receive a fuel efficient, sub-120 CO2 emissions, diesel model.
The company, which has been accredited a CarbonNeutral operation since 2002, will offer the new green models at 21 of its branches across the country.
Nick Mountfield, head of marketing at Avis UK, said: "We have often been asked by our customers to guarantee the availability of low-emission vehicles.
"With the arrival of 250 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDIs as our launch model for the Avis Eco Collection, we've ensured that our customers don't have to compromise on the quality or comfort of their vehicle to benefit from an environmentally responsible journey."
Avis launched its Avis Carbon Management Programme in 1997, in conjunction with The CarbonNeutral Company, and has since offset more than 147,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
Reiterating its commitment to reducing carbon emissions, the company has pledged to invest in more low-carbon vehicles if the new green transport series is popular with clients.www.clownfish.co.uk