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 January 14, 2000
BUDGET TO ADD NEARLY 10,000 ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY VEHICLES TO ITS FLEET IN 2000

 Budget Rent a Car, which offers customers one of the most diverse rental fleets in the industry, has announced the latest environmentally-friendly vehicle in its growing line-up of alternative-fuel vehicles - the flexible fuel Ford Taurus 2000. Throughout the year, Budget estimates that it will take delivery of nearly 10,000 Ford Taurus sedans outfitted with flexible fuel engines. The 2000 flexible fuel Ford Taurus, which comes with an 18-gallon fuel capacity, runs on either 100 percent unleaded gasoline, E85 (a blend of 85 percent environmentally responsible ethanol and 15 percent gasoline), or any combination of the two. A sensor automatically adjusts engine operation to match the specific fuel composition. "As an innovative leader in the car rental industry, Budget is proud to be the first to offer customers a number of unique rental options including alternative-fuel vehicles, Ford Ranger pickups and, a long-time favorite, Jaguars," stated Mark Sotir, president, North American Vehicle Rental Operations. "Our customers have come to rely on the diversity of our fleet to meet their changing needs." Through a joint effort with EV Rental Cars, Budget offers electric and natural gas vehicles to environmentally conscious renters in Los Angeles and Sacramento. In Europe, Budget was the first major car rental company to rent LPG (liquid petroleum gas) vehicles throughout the United Kingdom, and since 1996 has been offering electric cars in Paris and Lyon and methane-powered cars in Sweden.
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