With so many different types of industries striving towards becoming more eco-conscious, it’s no surprise that many of us want greener options when we travel. Whether that includes local trips instead of international trips, dining at plant-based restaurants or simply reusing hotel towels more than once – we are all looking for ways to help the planet fight against climate change. And one way that has a significant impact is choosing car rental Queenstown for a holiday rather than taking a flight, for a small journey. Air travel is quickly becoming the less frequented mode of transport, because of its high rate of carbon emissions as well as its cost compared to other traditional options.
Greener transport is not only more affordable and convenient, but it is also quite eco-conscious. And we encourage our customers to take advantage of our great selection and rates to help make a difference sustainably, without compromising on the quality of their travels.
Here are just some of the ways you can make your car rental drive even “greener”.
Only Rent Low Emission Vehicles
More and more car manufacturers are producing vehicles that are not only fuel-efficient but also have low emissions. By hiring a rental with these features, you can decrease your total carbon footprint drastically on your road trip as opposed to a car that has higher emissions and uses more fuel to drive.
Plan For Minimal Driving
We aren’t saying you shouldn’t drive a rental, but we are suggesting you consider fun activities along your journey that has sufficient downtime for the car. Instead of spending much of the day in a small space, with cranky passengers – look out for attractions that you can enjoy outdoors in good weather.
Use The AC Wisely
Nothing beats the feeling off breathing in fresh, cool air inside a car after a few hours. Although the air conditioner works quickly to keep the vehicle consistently cool inside, it also increases fuel consumption. Open up the windows and indulge in the splendour of your natural surroundings.
Enjoy Your Drive
Instead of rushing to fit in every attraction before sunset, enjoy the drive. It’s an excellent time to bond with the family, reduce your fuel consumption and lower your emissions too. Driving slowly on a road-trip, allows you to truly appreciate the getaway, rather than having it pass you by before you know it.
At NZ Rent A Car Queenstown, we want to provide our customers with as much choice as possible when it comes to car rental in Queenstown. We need to provide economical cars that are environmentally friendly too, to ensure we do our part in going green. Book your next rental with us today by giving us a call.