Hertz Singapore goes green

New green traveler collection

[08 January 2014, Wednesday]

An industry first – Green initiative to introduce clean diesel vehicles with low carbon emissions.

The Hertz Corporation (NYSE:HTZ), the world’s largest general use car rental brand, today introduces the Green Traveler Collection in Singapore. The Green Traveler Collection offers a range of fuel-efficient vehicles to environmentally conscious travelers along with the ability to reserve their cars by make and model – a first for the car rental industry in Singapore.

In an exclusive partnership with AutoFrance, distributor of Peugeot vehicles in Singapore, the Green Traveler Collection offers eco-friendly models carefully selected to meet stringent CO2 emissions level. All models have a CO2 output of less than or equal to 140g/km, with more than half of the models at 110g/km or less – far exceeding the Neutral Band of the new Carbon Emissions-Based Vehicle Scheme (CEVS) set by the Land Transport Authority of Singapore. Introductory models include the supermini Peugeot 208, the compact Peugeot 308 and the standard Peugeot 508; all powered by Euro V turbo-diesel engines.

Hertz customers stand to enjoy fuel savings with diesel-powered vehicles offering almost double the fuel economy of a similar petrol-powered vehicle, while also reducing their carbon footprint. Hertz Singapore will also be the first location in Asia to offer the Green Traveler Collection.

“At Hertz, we are committed to providing smarter, more sustainable mobility solutions, which are also convenient and affordable for our customers. Being the only major car rental company to offer a dedicated fleet of reservable lower emission cars further demonstrates Hertz’s dedication to helping our customers save on fuel costs and reduce their travel carbon footprint.” said Eddie Ho, General Manager, Hertz Singapore.

“Diesel engines had previously contained a negative connotation of loud engine clatter and black fumes. However, modern diesel technology such as Euro V and the upcoming Euro VI are so much cleaner and efficient as compared to its petrol equivalent” he added.

The reservable Green Traveler Collection vehicles will soon be joined by the luxury Prestige Collection and the spacious Family Collection vehicles, which can also be reserved by make and model at airport and downtown locations. With these 3 collections, Hertz Singapore seeks to create ideal rental offerings for everyone.

Wong Soon Hwa, Vice President, Hertz Asia & Japan said: “Sustainable business practices are extremely important to Hertz Corporation, and we’re proud to expand the Green Collection in Singapore. The fuel-efficient vehicle is the ideal rental solution for drivers concerned about the environment and high fuel prices, while also looking for style, comfort and uncompromised performance.”