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Thursday, April 17, 2008

San Fran Gives Discount to Hybrid Rentals

San FranciscoSan Francisco is in the process of creating a $15 rebate for hybrid car rentals at the International Airport. The program was passed by the airport commission and announced by Mayor Gavin Newsom, but will need to be passed by the Board of Supervisors.

It's not being restricted to just hybrids, but to those who have a certain quality score, the way hybrids do according to the Toyota Blog. Vehicles like the Toyota Prius, Toyota Camry Hybrid and Honda Civic Hybrid qualify by receiving an EPA SmartWay rating of 17 or better. That's a combination of EPA’s air-pollution and greenhouse-gas test.

Also being proposed is a 20 percent price break on airport concession fees for companies if they can prove that 15 percent of their cars being rented are rated at being 'especially' fuel efficient.

If the proposal is accepted by the board, a two year trial period will begin in December. The cost is estimated at $2.1 million which will come out of the revenue the airport receives from the car rental company leases.

Photo by brothergrimm from Flickr.

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