Sometimes only a hire car or van will do, but until recently there have been precious few options for green car hire in London. Now eco minded motorists south of the river will have more ethical options with the opening of the new Green Motion branch in Croydon.
Green Motion is the world’s leading green car hire company and rents to both personal and business customers. The Croydon operation is the latest in a network of branches offering the latest low CO2 cars, vans and minibuses for business and personal hire.
Small city cars to luxury limousines
It offers everything from small city cars to luxury limousines like the Blue Efficiency Mercedes models, along with the new congestion charge exempt Fiat 500 Twin Air. Other fuel-efficient vehicles include models from Volkswagen, Citroen, Toyota, Honda, Lexus and BMW plus hybrid motors from Toyota and Honda.
The owner and operator of Green Motion’s Croydon Franchise Frank Pourheidar said: “Green Motion is a fantastic and versatile business model which allows both leisure and business customers the opportunity to reduce their CO2 emissions when hiring a car of van – I am very excited to be part of the Green Motion network and play my role in helping society cut their carbon footprint.”
Green car hire across London and the UK
Launched in 2005, Green Motion network of London green hire car outfits includes city centre locations and all the London airports:
• Central London
• East London
• Kings Cross
• St Pancras International
• West London
• City Airport
• Gatwick Airport
• Heathrow Airport
• Luton Airport
• Stansted Airport
There are also branches at most regional UK airports and in cities around the UK, including:
As well as expanding its network in the UK, Green Motion has also seen the opening of operations in Ireland and Mexico, with further sites planned in France, Spain and the USA
Reducing road transport CO2 emissions
Road transport counts for around 11.5% of man-made CO2 emissions in the UK and the more than 300,000 rental vehicles in the country are a significant contributor to that. While cutting down on our reliance on cars is clearly one part of the solution, when you really need to drive, switch to more fuel-efficient and low carbon vehicles is the answer. The growing availability of green hire cars in London and around the UK is a big step forward.
More electric transport options
Cars are useful but electric or not, they’re not for everyone and still clog up the streets. Pure Electric has a range of electric scooters and bikes for all budgets. Choose from the latest Xiaomi and Segway Ninebot scooters or hybrid, folding, mountain, road or cargo bikes.