How to rent a car in Lihue, Hawaii: How to get a quote from your local car rental company
Lihuuan, Hawaii — If you’re looking for a cheap rental car in the middle of the Pacific, you’re in luck.
The Hawaii State Department of Transportation (SDOT) has launched a new program that lets you rent cars for the equivalent of $1.50 per hour.
“The goal is to make Hawaii the cheapest place in the world to rent car rental in the next year,” SDOT spokesperson Sarah Tully said in a statement.
“We want to help people stay in their cars longer so they can get to their destination more often.”
SDOT is partnering with local car companies like Ford, Honda, Toyota, and Hyundai, and also has partnered with some local car dealers to help sell used cars at competitive prices.
The new program will go live in Líhuenga, Kahului, and Kauai starting April 2.
If you are looking to rent an SUV, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Sienna, or a Lexus, you can do so for just $2.50 an hour.
SDOT will also be selling rental cars at the car rental outlets in Waikiki, Honolulu, and Kailua.
It’s unclear if the program will extend to rental vehicles for motorcycles.
If not, the agency is looking to expand the program to the entire state of Hawaii.
If your company does not have a car rental center in your area, you might be able to rent vehicles through the state’s Department of Public Works.
The agency has a rental program for all major types of vehicles including minivans, pickups, vans, and ATVs.