Rent a hybrid
Drive a fuel-efficient car this summer.
Hitting the open road this summer means pumping money into yourcar―literally. Luckily, Westerners can rent fuel-efficientwheels through EV Rental Cars― currently the only company inthe U.S. that offers hybrid rentals. Through a partnership with FoxRent-A-Car, the company rents Honda Civic Hybrids, Honda Insights,Ford Escape Hybrids, and Toyota Priuses at seven major airports inCalifornia and Arizona. But not all customers are vacationers; aweeklong rental is a popular way for prospective hybrid buyers totake an extended test-drive. From $30 per day, from $165 per week. www.evrental.com or877/387-3682. ―Lisa Vollmer