Rent a Hybrid Easily and Affordably with RelayRides

Blogger Sydney Jarod shows why RelayRides is the best, most cost-effective way to rent the best selection of hybrid and electric cars for your next trip.

Today’s car renter is a discerning individual with sophisticated taste, who cares about the journey and who knows how to avoid pain at the gas pump. A simple, standard car no longer excites this renter, so why haven’t the traditional car rental companies caught on? Luckily, for renters in search of new, innovative cars that are easy on the eye, easy of wheel and easy on the wallet, RelayRides offers the widest variety of the best hybrids and electric vehicles in the country.

Selection of Cutting Edge Vehicles

One thing is clear: many sophisticated renters these days also strive to be environmentally friendly and maintain a lean carbon footprint, so they want a car that brings the best of hybrid and EV technology to their drive. We’ll readily admit that a number of traditional car rental companies offer the Toyota Prius (read our history of the Prius), but how many companies do you know that also offer Nissan Leafs, Honda Insights, Chevy Volts or Ford Escapes? We’ve got them too and at the best…


Can you imagine renting a hybrid for $20 or even $40 a day from one of the traditional car rental companies? Of course not, because even if they have a hybrid or EV available for you to rent, they are going to treat them as “special requests” and price them at huge premiums to their other cars. In fact, traditional car rental companies do this with many of their cars, and that’s another reason why the average car in RelayRides is priced at a 20-30% discount to the prices offered by traditional car rental companies.

Convenience and Community

Our hybrids and EVs are also available in neighborhoods all across the country. If a traditional car rental company even offers hybrids, they often have them located only at airports. (We’re there too—In fact, we offer cars for rent at almost 250 airports across the country, so you can often find a hybrid waiting for you when you land.) Here at RelayRides though, we take our mission to offer a car available for rent within a 10 minute walk of 100 million Americans by 2015 seriously, so we often have a hybrid in your community ready for you! And of course, when you rent through RelayRides, you know that your money is going to someone in your host community like EV evangelist Tim Hebb, not some anonymous corporation in some far off city.

The Best of the Best

With all these great reasons to rent a hybrid today, here are some of our most popular hybrids and EVs:

Chicago – George’s 2013 Toyota Prius

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George and his car are among the best because he’s so flexible. He can meet you anywhere—including at many area airports—and can even serve as your private driver!

Boston – Kevin’s 2009 Ford Escape

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Kevin’s Escape is ever-ready and even comes equipped with maps, reusable grocery bags, utensils and a first aid kit!

San Francisco – Andre’s 2012 Chevrolet Volt

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He may be our CEO, but Andre also drives the most popular hybrid in the Bay Area. His car comes equipped with a green sticker for HOV lane access. (Children not included.)

Los Angeles – Tim’s 2011 Nissan Leaf

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Tim not only has a great car, but he delights in helping renters to experience EVs for the first time. He’ll even teach you how to drive these special cars and offers tips about how to get where you want to go.

New Jersey / New York Metro Area – Peter’s 2011 Honda Insight

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While Peter is not a man of many words, his renters love this fast responder’s car.

Washington DC – Abigail’s 2010 Ford Fusion

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As one of the most popular hybrids on the East Coast, Abigail and her car have many fans here. You’ll find her very easy to work with too, and you’ll love her car.

If you like what you see, then you’re ready to go. Sign up to rent a hybrid with RelayRides today