Our buddy Better Miles over at Upgrade Travel takes Hertz’s “Green Collection” of rental cars to the mat. Then rolls them up in the mat. Then feeds the mat through a Fargo-like wood chipper. Then urinates on the steaming slurry.
What’s his beef? Well, these vehicles ain’t green. There are no offered hybrids. And there aren’t even non-hybrids with decent gas mileage.
Consider the Buick LaCrosse, which gets a whooping 27 mph. HIGHWAY. 19 in the city. As Better Miles notes, “Nine-frickin’-teen miles per gallon is not green. This is a pathetic attempt to appeal to Americans’ increasing unease about the price of gas. A real green offering would be welcome, but this isn’t it.” Nope.