ERF - Energy Recovery Fee

 
Old Jan 25, 15, 3:49 pm
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ERF - Energy Recovery Fee

Anyone know why this charge is even around in the days of sub - $2/gal gas? They knicked me 77 cents a day with it on my last rental. Here's how their website explains it -

"To help recover the escalating energy costs related to our business operations, we must impose a separately stated Energy Recovery Fee (ERF) to all customers at all locations."

Sounds like just a made up hidden tack-on fee to me. Or for that matter, why does it even exist in the first place? We're the ones (the customers) who pay for the gas anyway, not them.
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Old Jan 28, 15, 11:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Jeff050 View Post
Sounds like just a made up hidden tack-on fee to me. Or for that matter, why does it even exist in the first place? We're the ones (the customers) who pay for the gas anyway, not them.
But the rental companies have to drive the car to the cleaner, possibly an off-site lot, and then back to the airport! That costs a lot of money!!

While I'm sure my above sentence would be their explanation, I feel it's complete BS. Rental car add-ons are like the "resort fees" that hotels charge every guest. No, put that all into the rate that's first shown. Only TAXES should be allowed to be tacked-on, unless the fees are optional, IMO. [rant over]
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