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What car hire options are there for young drivers?

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What car hire options are there for young drivers?

Unlike some other car rental companies, Green Motion doesn’t have a strict over 25 policy. We believe that hiring a car should be a fun experience and who’s to say that younger people should miss out on experiences because they’re not old enough to hire a car?

Whether you need a car for a university outing, a road trip with friends or a surprise visit home to the family, our car rental can help drivers between 21 and 25 years of age.

Can you rent a car in the UK?

To rent a car in the UK, you must be at least 21 years of age and have held your driving licence for a minimum of one year. Drivers aged below 25 will also have to pay a young person surcharge.

For drivers in the 21-25 age bracket, Green Motion has a select range of cars and vans available to hire. While under 25 year olds are not able to rent all of our vehicles, there is a wide selection available with a modern, environmentally friendly car option for every type of trip.

Some examples of the vehicles that are available to hire for drivers under 25 are:

Volkswagen Polo

The VW Polo is a classic favourite, and for good reason. The car has been on UK roads since its first release in 1975 and its all-round performance has meant that it’s now on its fifth generation.

The car won World Car of the Year awards in 2010 and, as such, is a popular car hire choice for our young customers.

Fiat 500

Although small in size, the Fiat 500 certainly packs in a lot of punch into its stylish body. The small body makes it an ideal choice for drivers that will be using the car to get around busy city centres.

For a car of its size, there’s also a surprising amount of legroom and space in the boot. So, there’s no reason to sacrifice any of your companions by choosing this car.

Ford Fiesta

Car critics and Green Motion customers alike agree that the Ford Fiesta is hard to beat when it comes to mileage, features, and handling on the road. The four-cylinder engine makes this nippy car one of the best when it comes to driving experience, so much so that you’ll be fighting to get behind the wheel.

Kia Picanto

The Kia Picanto is a car built for the city. It’s reliable and with features including electronic stability control, rear parking assist system and hill start assist control, it’s easy to drive too. The low running costs and a good fuel efficiency mean that it’s a good option for those on a budget.

The vehicles available to hire for young drivers will vary from branch to branch. It’s best to check on our online booking system or contact your local rental branch to see what vehicles they have available.

Young person UK car hire

The simplest solution for young drivers looking to lower their rental cost is to have someone in your travel group that is willing to drive that is over 25. Many car hire bookings involve groups and if they are the sole driver, a young person surcharge will not be incurred.

If this isn’t possible, as you can see, Green Motion has a range of suitable cars, whatever the reason for your hire. 

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