Dulles International Airport Rental Cars Go Green

Published: June 19, 2019

Airports Authority Board of Directors approves five-year contract for airport rental car services, including an increased number of "green vehicles"

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Following a competitive bidding process, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors voted Wednesday to award on-airport rental car concessions contracts at Washington Dulles International to four companies. For the first time ever, the contracts include a requirement for rental companies to include green vehicles in their airport fleet, including hybrid electric, plug-in and battery electric vehicles.  

Enterprise RAC, which includes Alamo Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental; The Hertz Corporation, which includes Hertz, Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental; Avis Budget Car Rental LLC; and Sixt Rent a Car LLC will provide rental car services at the airport under the new contracts. With the green vehicle requirement, each rental car company is required to maintain an annual number of environmentally-friendly vehicles as part of their fleet available for rent at the airport facility. In addition, companies providing rental car services at the airport will be required to promote the availability of these vehicles to their customers and encourage their usage.

Prior to the full vote, the contracts were approved by the Board of Directors Business Administration Committee, which oversees the rental car contracting process, and is co-chaired by Directors Earl Adams, Jr. and Robert W. Lazaro, Jr.