Check out our latest eco-friendly services and initiatives, all designed to make the world a
Since our car fleet averages less than six months on the road, and our vehicles undergo regular preventive maintenance and emission inspections, Budget vehicles are more energy efficient than older or poorly-maintained vehicles, and that keeps fuel costs low!
In participating major U.S. cities, avoid idling your car and help reduce air pollution in cash payment toll lines by using e-Toll in automated toll collection lanes. Paying for tolls electronically reduces hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide emissions by 40-63%, and reduces emissions of nitrogen oxides by 16%*. Available at select locations for an additional fee.
(*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 PDF).
GPS by Garmin®
Audible, step-by-step directions enable renters to avoid getting lost, while real-time traffic alerts steer drivers around traffic jams. The less time you spend looking for your destination or idling in traffic, the lower your fuel consumption and emissions! Available at select locations for an additional fee.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Your "carbon footprint" equals the amount of carbon emissions you leave behind each day after driving, heating and cooling your home, flying on an airplane, etc. A "carbon offset" means counter-balancing the carbon emissions from your energy-using activities by reducing an equal amount of your carbon use somewhere else. Now you can make your car rental "carbon neutral".
Smart Car Washes
All new Budget car wash systems recycle and reuse at least 80% of wastewater. Budget also recycles used motor oil, oil filters, parts and brake cleaner fluids at our corporate
Green Driving Tips
Ready to go green whenever you rent from Budget or operate your personal vehicle? Check out this helpful list of green driving tips from carbonfund.org.
Our Overall Corporate Initiative (PDF)
Avis Budget Group, Inc., parent company of Budget, has launched an initiative to create a formal environmental management system (EMS) for certain major U.S. locations. This initiative will enable ABG to quantify the various environmental aspects of our business operations, and to manage these impacts, reducing our impact where and when necessary.