|January 28, 2008|
HSBC Selects Hertz UK To 'Drive' Green Car Promotion To Its Customers
|HSBC Bank plc, a principal member of the HSBC Group, and one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations, has selected Hertz UK to supply 52 one week, free green car rentals as part of a major environment-led, consumer promotion. All new customers who take out an HSBC Commercial Credit Card by February 29, 2009 have the opportunity to win one of the 52 weekly Hertz car rental packages in the free prize draw. |
HSBC chose Hertz because of its environmentally-friendly and fuel efficient Green Collection. The collection includes a range of small and mid-sized vehicles with a weighted CO2 output of less than 140 g/km and which achieve between 40 and 65 miles per gallon depending on their engine size. Hertz was the first car rental company in the world to offer more environmentally friendly car rental with the launch of the Green Collection in 2006 which is now available in eight countries across Europe as well as the US and Canada.
Actively committed to improving the environment, in 2005 HSBC was the first major bank to commit to going carbon neutral by reducing the Group's contribution to climate change. This partnership with Hertz supports HSBC's commitment to the environment. This year HSBC is aiming to protect over 750,000 acres of rainforest in some of the most threatened parts of South America.
John Andrews, Director of Associations at Hertz Europe, said: "The Hertz Green Collection has been enormously popular since its launch in 2006. HSBC is a world-leading bank and has been a valued corporate customer of Hertz for the past 10 years. We are delighted to be able to offer cars from our Green Collection for this promotion to their new customers."
HSBC Commercial Card, Corporate Card and Business Card cardholders (over 23 years old) can also benefit from considerable savings and special rates every time they rent a car or van from Hertz. Terms and conditions apply.