Green Motion vehicle rental works closely with some of the world’s most renowned motor manufacturers including Citroen, Toyota, Honda, Lexus and BMW and is in the privileged position of being able to hire vehicles that are at the cutting edge of environmental technology.
We have carefully selected vehicles from each of our partner manufacturers that allow us to truly offer a choice of hire vehicles right across the range, from small city cars to luxury limousines all of which give our customers the opportunity to reduce their CO2 emissions.
Low CO2 vehicles are leading the way on mass market green motoring. Typically, vehicles that produce 100g/km or less of carbon are classified as low CO2. The range can include small capacity petrol and diesel motors. In order to maintain levels of performance and refinement in a modern vehicle, the small capacity engines are often turbocharged and are sometimes coupled to a hybrid electric drive system.
The revolutionary hybrid system is the intelligent combination of an electric motor and a petrol or diesel engine which results in powerful performance, outstanding fuel efficiency and exceptional environmental awareness.
Hybrid engines are built smaller to accommodate the 99% of time when not going up hill or accelerating quickly. They use the battery to provide extra acceleration power when needed.
When a hybrid vehicle is stopped the fuel motors shut off and the vehicle is run off the electric motor and battery.
Hybrid vehicles can often recover braking energy and use it to charge the battery. Green Motion Vehicle Rental is pleased to offer the Toyota Prius, the Honda Civic Hybrid and the Lexus GS and RX for hire.
BMW have concentrated much of their efforts on re-engineering existing technology in an effort to improve the performance of their vehicles with special reference to CO2 emissions and fuel economy.
BMW - EfficientDynamics
BMW's EfficientDynamic range is available on their 1, 3 and 5 series models and includes such innovations as high precision injection, auto stop start function, brake energy regeneration and particular filters. With the introduction of these technologies, BMW has been able to significantly reduce the CO2 output and improve on fuel economy.
An electric car is a car powered by an electric motor rather than a fuel/diesel engine. From the outside you would probably have no idea that a car is electric. When you drive an electric car often the only thing that clues you in to its true nature is the fact that it is nearly silent.
Electric vehicles, with zero congestion charges, zero road tax and zero operator licence requirements, are both quiet and pollution free. All those 'zeros' add up to big savings over the life of the vehicle with close to zero effect on our environment.
Green Motion Vehicle Rental is currently reviewing the viability of offering all electric vehicles for hire. We are pleased to be a participant in the trial of the Mercedes Benz Smart ED and are assessing the merits of the commercial vehicles (vans) on offer from Modec and Smiths.
Mercedes Benz (Smart) is currently developing the Smart ED - Electric Drive which is currently on trial. This all electric Smart Car currently has a range of 70 miles on one charge with a top speed of 65mph.
Mitsubishi Motors are also looking to develop a full scale production electric car.
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