Smoke-Free fleet in the U.S. and Canada.

It’s Easy to be Green!

Looking for a fuel-efficient green machine? Our renters love them, so be sure to book yours early!

Fuel Efficient, Eco-Friendly Rental Cars

Go Greener, Rent Cleaner with SmartWaySM Green Machine Car Rentals  

In Summary:  Nowadays, more and more car renters are requesting hybrid car rentals, but thousands of other cars in our U.S. EPA SmartWaySM Certified Green Machine rental car fleet are fuel-efficient and eco-friendly as well.


It’s easy to rent an environmentally friendly vehicle! 
green car rental imageIn step 2 of the car rental reservation process, you’ll have the opportunity to choose a fuel-efficient Budget Green Machine designated by an EPA SmartWay leaf icon. Car rental fleet choices include the Hyundai Accent, Ford Focus or Fusion, Toyota Prius, Smart Fortwo Pure Coupe and many other highly rated eco-friendly Green Machines. At select locations, hybrid rental cars such as the Ford Fusion or Escape, Nissan Altima or Toyota Prius can be specifically reserved.

U.S. Fleet SmartWay Certification by Car Rental Class
Rental Car Class Group SmartWay Certified
economy A 100%
compact B 100%
intermediate C 100%

100% of Budget rental vehicles in economy, compact and intermediate car classes have met stringent U.S. EPA guidelines and are SmartWay Certified. And more than one-fourth (27%) of our full-size car class is Smart Way Certified. Each vehicle receives an Air Pollution Score and a Greenhouse Gas Score, on a scale of 1-10. For the SmartWay designation, a vehicle must receive a 6 or better on both scores, and have a total score of at least 13. Vehicles that receive the SmartWay designation are fuel efficient and very good environmental performers relative to other vehicles. Find out more about Budget's green car rental initiative!