Nordic countries taking the lead in renewable energy for transport

driving-sustElectricity and biofuels are quickly changing the way people power their cars while also having a positive effect on people’s finances and the environment. The leadership role of the Nordic countries of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland in this field are highlighted at the upcoming Driving Sustainability conference in Reykjavík in September.

In Norway, over three thousand electric cars are on the road. Government policy dictates that charging their batteries is free of charge, zero emissions EVs get free parking, can drive on bus lanes in the city, get free rides on state run ferries (there are a lot of them in Norway) and there is no VAT on electric cars in Norway, so they’re reasonably priced. ‘Think’ is the leading producer of competitive electric city cars in the world. In addition, Norway produces the tiny Buddy EV electric car. Continue reading

Transport renewable energy conference in Iceland

driving car sustainabilityDriving sustainability is the name of a cutting edge international sustainable development conference focusing on transport issues to take place on the 14 and 15 September in Reykjavik, Iceland.

On 14 and 15 September this year, prominent experts, policy makers and visionaries from around the world are set to assemble and discuss subjects including electric mobility, the future of biofuels and energy efficiency in land and sea transport, along with the latest trends in urban planning, energy infrastructure and policy. Continue reading

Iceland car rental offers big family cars

Growing reputation of Reykjavik Rent a Car for its low prices and good customer care lead to expanding the number of offered cars. Now, this family-run provider of car rental in Iceland, is, despite the global economic crisis and the fact that it charges less than all its competitors, forging ahead with its expansion plans, unveiling its new and updated fleet of vehicles.

Their range of cars already stretched from super-economical Smart cars to a comprehensive range of off-road 4x4s. And they are now joined by practical small cars, such as the Toyota Auris, as well as seven seat 4x4s such as the Ford Explorer and the sturdy Volvo XC90.

Icelandic hire cars have a long standing reputation for being expensive; but Reykjavik Rent a Car is the rising star working to bring prices down.

As well as offering 4×4 off-road vehicles for the same price as other competitors hire out Volkswagen Polos, Reykjavik Rent a Car also offers an impressive 15 percent discount to anyone hiring their Iceland rental car for seven days or longer.

Couple this with the refreshingly simple and friendly service and the fact that rental cars can be collected from the airport or conveniently delivered in Reykjavik and you quickly realise that renting a car in Iceland has never been more convenient.

To quickly and easily book a car rental in Iceland, or just for further information on Reykjavik Rent a Car or, visit www.reykjavikrentacar.is

Special discount on car rentals in winter

Reykjavik Rent a Car has introduced winter special offers on top of existing off-season prices!

It is widely known that Iceland offers amazing sites and natural wonders visited mainly in summer. Not so many tourists however think about exploring this northern island in winter when the spectacular waterfalls, glaciers or geyser take on a whole new appearance.

Visitors can now book their cars with 15 percent reduction on prices for reservations of seven days or more.

The cars are equipped with all gear necessary for travelling in winter conditions, slippery roads and off road terrain. Besides that, customers are offered additional extras such as GPS navigation, child seats or fuel cans.

Reykjavik Rent a Car offers high performance cars such as Ford, Jeep or BMW – cars that inspire a feeling of security in the middle of nowhere. Travellers will feel safe on slippery roads as well as riding on a layer of snow.

Apart from 4×4 cars, Reykjavik Rent a Car also offers small environmentally friendlier cars for easy transportation in cities, which qualify for free parking places in Reykjavik because of their low emissions.

The company can either pick customers up at Keflavik International Airport or deliver the selected car to hotels in Reykjavik.

For more information visit the company website at www.reykjavikrentacar.is.