Now it’s becoming easier to rent a car with a clear conscience.
Avis has added the new Honda Jazz Hybrid to its rental fleet, the second of its green vehicle options after the Toyota Prius which was first introduced in 2007.
The Honda Jazz Hybrid, at 104gCO2/km the cleanest automatic in the B segment currently available in South Africa, is a new step towards more affordable ‘green driving’.
‘Hybrid motor technology, which generally uses a combination of petrol and electric motors, is all about introducing an element of electric engine propulsion,’ chief executive, Wayne Duvenage points out.
versatile, practical and reliable
The new Honda Jazz is versatile, practical and reliable and enhances fuel economy while reducing carbon emissions. Not only is the vehicle itself environmentally friendly, but it is manufactured in the environmentally responsible Suzuka factory which is surrounded by 100 000 Honda-planted trees, that absorb 800 tons of Co2 per year. The factory roof also features an extensive array of electricity-generating Honda Solec solar panels to reduce grid electricity demands and decrease the carbon footprint.
The Honda Jazz hybrid boasts a 65kW petrol engine with automatic CVT gearbox assisted by a 10kW electric motor. No electricity charging is required since the process is fully automated. At 104g/km, the Jazz Hybrid’s CO2 emissions are the lowest for an automatic petrol vehicle in its segment, making hybrid and low emission cars more affordable to the motorist.
Sustainable transportation of the future
‘We salute manufacturers who are developing electric engine motoring as the true soldiers of the sustainable transportation of the future,’ says Duvenage. ‘
As we move towards electric motoring, we expect all manufacturers to reduce their fuel consumption and emissions by introducing less thirsty petrol and diesel motors.
‘There is no doubt however, that electric motor technology is evolving more rapidly and will become more suitable, efficient and affordable every year. We look forward to the future electric-powered car, whose energy will be derived from solar cells on the port roof which will charge the motor overnight or while it is parked at the office.’