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Questions to ask when hiring a car

Questions to ask when hiring a car

Perhaps you need a car hire for your business trip to Birmingham or maybe you and the family are looking to have a week-long road trip around the UK or Europe. Hiring a car knows no bounds, but however you wish to use your car hire, there are some standard questions to ask in the process to ensure you get the right vehicle and hire from the right company.

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Green Motion win pair of awards

Green Motion win pair of awards

With the help of you (our equally as environmentally-focused customers), we are able to play an important part in helping to reduce CO2 emissions. These ongoing efforts to minimise the environmental impact of road travel have recently been acknowledged with two separate awards!

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Exploring the Cotswolds in a hire car

Exploring the Cotswolds in a hire car

Sometimes you just need to escape and have a retreat to the great outdoors. Immersing yourself in rolling hills and fresh air can do wonders for recharging the batteries, and in the Cotswolds, you get all the natural goodness as well as picture postcard villages and towns steeped in history!

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Best UK Christmas breaks 2018

Best UK Christmas breaks 2018

The weeks leading up to Christmas are a wonderful time of year to get out and explore a new city in the UK. There’s so much going on that only comes around once a year so it’s best to get planning where you want to visit over Christmas 2018.

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Introducing our new customer service initiatives

Introducing our new customer service initiatives

Our customers are and always have been our first priority. We constantly take on board feedback from customers branch to branch and we have now invested in new initiatives that will improve our customer service throughout the UK.

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The UK’s most unusual attractions and events to visit

The UK’s most unusual attractions and events to visit

The UK has a host of attractions that we recommend travellers from abroad as well as Brits to visit every year. The most familiar might be world-famous attractions such as Stonehenge, Glastonbury Festival and Big Ben but what about the more obscure and unusual attractions?

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​Why you should visit Edinburgh this winter

​Why you should visit Edinburgh this winter

If you are wondering where to go on a road trip in your car hire through winter, there are plenty of reasons why Edinburgh should be at the top of the list. The Scottish capital is already home to some stunning family attractions but here are some particularly impressive events in Edinburgh through winter:

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​Will I save money if I hire an electric car?

​Will I save money if I hire an electric car?

It’s widely reported how cheap charging an electric vehicle is compared to petrol, but savings are also made through maintenance. But when it comes to hiring an electric vehicle, will motorists feel any financial benefit?

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Attraction to take your children to over October half term
​Everything you need to know about electric vehicles
​Green Motion open second car hire branch in Liverpool

​Green Motion open second car hire branch in Liverpool

Liverpool is a city championing the electrical vehicle revolution. Because our Liverpool John Lennon Airport branch has proved particularly popular with locals and tourists, we thought that it was right to feed the city’s appetite by opening a second car hire site in the city centre.

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​Best UK trips for you and the family this autumn

​Best UK trips for you and the family this autumn

The leaves are turning orange and brown, the nights are getting shorter and there’s a chill in the earlier hours. All that means one thing: autumn is approaching. After one of the hottest summers we’ve endured in recent years, it’s sad to see the back of summer, but there is a certain charm about autumn that we can all look forward to.

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Exploring the best of Leicester in your car hire

Exploring the best of Leicester in your car hire

There’s every reason for Leicestershire to be on your list of places to visit, especially if you’ve never been before. So, you’re in Leicester and you've got your hire car. What do you do? Well, let’s have a look, shall we?

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Green Motion continues its US expansion with the opening of Fort Lauderdale
Book a BMW car hire with Green Motion
Best beaches to visit in the North West

Best beaches to visit in the North West

With the sun almost becoming a daily guarantee, it’s a great opportunity to visit some of the UK’s best beaches with family or friends. What better way is there to enjoy the sunshine than with a long weekend at the beach?

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Apps that you need to download for your summer road trips
UK attractions that are worth the drive
Green Motion's one year carbon neutral anniversary year since we’ve become carbon neutral. What’s happened?
Road to success with UCL at the Shell Eco-marathon
Tips for long summer car journeys with children

Tips for long summer car journeys with children

​Picture the scene: it’s a hot summer’s day in July. You’re ten miles into the car journey to your lovely family holiday when you hear screams of “are we there yet?” from the backseats. Ah, the perfect start to four hour trip to Brighton. How can you make those long journeys easier?

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Most Instagrammable locations in Newcastle and the North East

Most Instagrammable locations in Newcastle and the North East

In Newcastle, you’ll have no trouble in transferring the city’s beauty into a snapshot. There are simply so many photo opportunities around Newcastle. In this guide, we’ve included some places slightly outside of the city centre because with your car hire, you’ll easily be able to reach them. And trust us, they’ll be worth the trip.

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Why you should consider car hire for long journeys

Why you should consider car hire for long journeys

We make numerous long journeys every year. Whether it be visits to long-distance relatives, business trips or holidays, there are a host of reasons why we might find ourselves dotted around the country. Here are the reasons why you should use a hire car for your next long journey:

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Consumers happy to spend more on electric vehicles
Where to park your electric car in Manchester

Where to park your electric car in Manchester

While you’re off occupying yourself and indulging in the activities and sites of Manchester, it’s the perfect time for your electric car to fill up on the juice. Thankfully, like most major cities in the UK, Manchester has an extensive network of electric charging points that mean you are never too far away from somewhere for your rental car to recharge.

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What hybrid vehicles are available to hire?

What hybrid vehicles are available to hire?

Hybrids are becoming more and more popular because they consume less fuel, emit less CO2 compared to a petrol or diesel vehicle whilst offering good performance. Hybrids are perhaps being used as a stepping stone to the eventual switch to a fully electric vehicle.

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Four things to do on your business trip to London, apart from work
​Which vans are most economical to hire?

​Which vans are most economical to hire?

Instead of buying a van, hiring one as and when they are needed is often a preferred option, whatever its purpose is. We understand that many of our customers are conscious of the impact their road use has on the environment so we’ve decided to list the most fuel-efficient vans in our fleet.

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Best places to park your electric car in Bristol

Best places to park your electric car in Bristol

Thanks to the legacy of Bristol's year as European Green Capital in 2015, this beautiful city is one of the easiest places in the UK to drive an electric or hybrid car. Here, we take a look at some of the best places to park as you discover Bristol's many and varied attractions.

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Do you get stressed while driving?

Do you get stressed while driving?

Whether it’s hitting roadworks on the way to an important meeting or being tailgated on a winding country road in wet weather, driving-related gripes are a fact of life in the UK. In fact research found that 52% of British drivers reported feeling stressed on a weekly basis whilst behind the wheel. In these kinds of situations, it’s easy to let stress take over and become upset or even succumb to road rage. However there are plenty of easy ways to take the dread out of driving:

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Buildings not to miss when driving around Dublin

Buildings not to miss when driving around Dublin

From industrial landmarks, to modern glass structures, to grand civic buildings, interesting landmarks are ten a penny in Dublin and you are sure to come across many places you will want to stop off at as you drive around this fantastic city. To get you in the mood, here are a few places you shouldn’t miss.

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Benefits of car rental on a monthly basis

Benefits of car rental on a monthly basis

If you need a car, you buy a car, or so the conventional thinking goes. However, occasionally, renting a vehicle for a month or longer can be a far more sensible solution. Here’s why monthly car rental can make perfect sense.

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Most Instagrammable places for your trip to Edinburgh

Most Instagrammable places for your trip to Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a truly beautiful city. For those of you who take a camera with you on your adventures, Edinburgh is a haven for getting a good shot. The stunning views, historic sites and architecture all across the city makes finding a worthy setting for a picture is an easy task.

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Fancy a drive? Here are our top 3 roads to drive on in the Peak District
11 years in the electric motor industry

11 years in the electric motor industry

2018 marks Green Motion’s 11th anniversary in the UK. We were launched in 2007 and in the years since plenty has happened in the company and in the car industry as a whole.

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What makes Belfast well worth visiting in 2018?

What makes Belfast well worth visiting in 2018?

Recently crowned by Lonely Planet as the number one region to visit in 2018, Belfast is a vibrant city with plenty to like. Belfast has gone under the radar for a long time but it is now evolving into one of the UK's most exciting cities.

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Can you make changes to your Green Motion car hire?

Can you make changes to your Green Motion car hire?

At Green Motion, we understand that things change. What your situation is when you book your car hire might be completely different a few weeks or months down the line. You might want to add an additional driver, extend the length of your trip or cancel your car hire altogether.

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​How much is the deposit for a long-term car hire?

​How much is the deposit for a long-term car hire?

Like with most hires, when hiring a car there is a deposit for customers just in case something untoward happens. Deposits are in place should cars be returned to us that are damaged, late or very dirty. Thankfully, we have a customer base that which this is very rarely the case.

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​How easy is it to book an additional driver for a car hire?

​How easy is it to book an additional driver for a car hire?

Hiring a car generally makes things easier. What makes things even easier is sharing the driving burden with other members of your party. Whether you have got a long distance to cover, want to share the abilities of a luxury car or simply want to have a backup plan should something happen, adding an additional driver can be a good plan.

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Best places to rent a car in the UK

Best places to rent a car in the UK

A holiday or business trip is rarely based on whether a rental car is needed or if it is a good place to drive. However, there are some places in the UK where a rental car can be needed more than others and routes that can be hard to resist for driving enthusiasts.

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Benefits of electric car hire

Benefits of electric car hire

​To us, the advantages of choosing an electric car over a petrol-fuelled one are obvious; that’s why we decided to set up the world’s first environmentally friendly vehicle rental company. It’s widely known that electric cars are better for the environment but what does that mean and are there any other benefits to hiring an electric car?

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What is the average miles per gallon for electric cars?

What is the average miles per gallon for electric cars?

According to Fuel-Economy.co.uk, the average MPG for UK cars in 37.8. A hybrid car will then get a slightly improved MPG, for example the 2016 Prius typically gets 50–55 MPG. But because electric cars don’t use fuel, how can they be categorised in mileage performance when electric cars don’t use the ‘gallons’ that MPG is measured in?

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