Before I clicked through to the site, I expected to see a lineup consisting of vehicles like the Escape/Mariner Hybrid and maybe even the Prius, which goes to show you how strongly linked the terms "green" and "hybrid" are in my head, even though there's more to so-called green motoring than just that kind of vehicle. Imagine my surprise when I saw what the Green collection actually consisted of:
- Toyota Camry (the regular one)
- Ford Fusion
- Buick LaCrosse
- Hyundai Sonata
The company also says that "most of" the Camrys, Fusions, and LaCrosses meet the EPA's SmartWay requirements for lower emissions.
Obviously, whether or not you get the high mileage these cars are capable of delivering depends on where and how you drive them, and truth be told, the models selected by Hertz seem like pretty standard rental fare anyway. I'm just not seeing the big deal here.