Hybrid Cars - A Conscious Car Renting Effort in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is the second largest city of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States is also known as "The City of Bridges". Economically, city is known for steel industry from the older days, however, presently, it is thriving on healthcare, education, technology, robotics, fashion and financial services.

There are many places of tourist attractions in Pittsburgh. USA's National Aviary, the Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens featuring a Victorian-style, The Botanic Garden of Western Pennsylvania and Rodef Shalom Biblical Botanical Garden, the Lord Venkateswara temple (one of the largest Hindu Temples in USA) are major center of attractions in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh with a number of palaces to visit is well equipped with car rental facilities. Like any where else in globe, car rental services in Pittsburgh has been influenced by eco consciousness and the rising fuel prices which has given new dimension to the car rental industry world over and Pittsburgh is not an exception to this trend. All the prominent car renting agencies in Pittsburgh now have a considerable number of hybrid cars to be let out on rent. Hybrid cars are great on environment front as they can run on both bio and conventional fuels.

However, there remains some uncertainty with the prices and rates of hybrid cars and there is considerably low numbers of cars therefore held by renting agencies in this category. For example, the sales of Toyota Prius are insignificant part to the total sales of Toyota cars.

The additional cost of hybrid rental cars is the real factor hampering their popularity of being a successful rental car. It charges $5 to $15 extra on a standard rental. Though hybrid car rental is have additional value due to its fuel saving features.

However, the car renting agencies are promoting hybrid cars due to their fuel saving qualities and it is most obvious that sooner or later, the prices of car rental would fall equivalent to standard rental cars. The competition even among car rental companies to prove them worthy of environment consciousness is contributing a lot into induction of hybrid car into the fleet.