Report: Car Rental Companies Step Up Hybrid, Electric Vehicles

USA Today reports that rental car companies are rolling out a larger fleet of hybrid and electric vehicles.

Avis now offers the Chevy Volt at New York LaGuardia Airport. Enterprise offers the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt at 50 rental locations, and Hertz has electric cars in New York, San Francisco, Washington, London, Switzerland and China. 

Rising gas prices are one of the most widely cited reasons to rent an electric or hybrid vehicle, but a higher up-front cost for the rental company can translate into a more expensive daily rate.

Read USA Today’s story here.