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Hertz Mexico launches Hertz Green Collection and pioneers rental of hybrid cars

ABR Staff Writer Published 15 July 2016

Hertz Global Holdings has announced that its Hertz Green Collection - known as Green Traveler Collection in the US - has been launched in Mexico with a fleet of 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid vehicles.

Hertz Mexico is the first car rental provider to add hybrid vehicles to its offering in the country in support of sustainable mobility.

The all-new Toyota Prius is currently available for rent at all Hertz locations in Mexico City. These cars are exempt from the city's driving limitations in force for improving the quality of the air.

The redesigned model has a new, sleeker look; an even smoother drive; increased levels of comfort; and enhanced technology-enabled features.

The Prius incorporates fuel-saving technology that seamlessly and automatically alternates between electric power and conventional engine power for greater efficiency and performance.

The Prius does not use fuel on slopes, in traffic jams or slow movement, resulting in fuel-saving costs and reduced CO2 emissions.

Hertz Mexico CEO Moises Behar said: "Leading the car rental industry in offering a fleet of hybrid car rental vehicles in Mexico supports our commitment to the environment.

"After seeing the popularity of the Hertz Green Collection in other countries, we are convinced that this eco-friendly choice will be equally well received in Mexico City."

Toyota Mexico motor sales president Tom Sullivan said: "We're proud of being leaders in innovation, hybrid technology and sustainable mobility in Mexico and in the world.

"Toyota's priority is to develop hybrid cars; it's the reflection of the company's commitment with the environment and our contribution to create a better world for everyone.

"This alliance with Hertz represents, without a doubt, a privilege for us to approach this kind of technology to the Mexican market."

In addition to its modern, regular fleet and the recently launched Green Collection, Hertz Mexico offers the Prestige Collection – a variety of elegant, comfortable models for customers seeking extra style – and the Adrenaline Collection, which includes high-performance sport cars for thrill-seeking drivers.

Source: Company Press Release