Green Travel: Eco-Friendly Road Trip

| 6/2/2010 1:27:16 PM

Before I head off to college this summer, my family is taking a road trip to Iowa and the twin cities. We’re no strangers to road trips; we’ve done two cross-country trips as a family. This time, however, we want to make our trip more eco-friendly.

Eco-friendly rental cars

My dad just bought a hybrid car, so even though it’s a little small, we’ll take that car to get great gas mileage and reduce our carbon emissions.

Honda Insight
My favorite part of our Honda Insight is the green leaf that lights up next to the fuel gauge when you are driving efficiently.  Photo By Honda News/Courtesy Flickr

If you don’t own a hybrid vehicle, consider renting one for your trip. You’ll get better gas mileage and reduce your carbon emissions.

Major rental cars now offer hybrids in select locations. Enterprise Rent-A-Car is in the lead for the most hybrid vehicles available, followed by Hertz and Budget.

8/26/2014 4:23:48 AM

Now a days people like to travel various places, that's why they need luxury cars with all facilities that make their trip fruitful. That is why people select the best cars like BMW or Mercedes for a trip where they fuel efficiency is high and more features are there. And also they select the best service station for them where they will get right mechanic for the car.

6/10/2014 4:59:46 PM

I made a road trip with my family after I bought a car from in the Appalachian Mountains, we stayed in three locations and my kids loved the landscapes. I saw there were a couple of eco-hotels in Alabama but they were located too far from our itinerary, we will visit one of them at the next vacation.

6/4/2014 9:09:18 AM

Car rental services are very useful these days for the transit of people. Several Car rental service providers now providing car sharing service and this is now becoming more popular these days. ZipCar, Buzzcar, Car2Go etc are some popular car sharing service providers. For a responsible car owner, is very necessary for the good performance of the car.