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Cutting the cost of motoring – Expert comment from David Alexander, Operations Director, Europcar UK Group.

Planning a feature on how to cut motoring costs? 

David Alexander, Operations Director for Europcar UK Group can help.

With the rise in fuel, VED, insurance and finance costs combined with increased household expenses and the credit crunch, more and more consumers are looking for alternatives to car ownership.  Whether it’s choosing to downscale the number of cars in the household, opting for a smaller more fuel efficient vehicle or giving up car ownership completely, David Alexander, Operations Director for Europcar, the UK’s leading vehicle rental organisation can comment on the solution vehicle rental offers to those looking for ways to cut motoring costs.

David Alexander has sound experience of speaking to the media and can comment on the following issues:

·        The cost and time savings that can be made through rental vs ownership – no mot, tax, insurance or maintenance to worry about, no need to refuel with fuel inclusive rates and no need to wash the car at the weekend!

·        How rental can reduce fuel consumption

·        The benefits of vehicle rental vs car clubs

·        The rise of the weekend renter

·        Fuel frugal driving

Europcar can also provide case studies of customers who have chosen to give up their household car in favour of rental.

ENDS  July 2008About Europcar

Europcar is the UK’s leading vehicle rental organisation with the largest car rental fleet of over 54,000 cars plus 6000 vans.

Europcar has invested in making access to vehicles as simple and convenient as possible and can now offer delivery and collection from over 250 locations across the UK. Every location is on average just 20 minutes or 7 miles from every household and business in the UK.

All Europcar’s cars are on average just 3 months old, fully maintained and covered by 24 hour breakdown assistance.  With over 100 different models in the fleet, from small compacts to MPVs, customers can choose the right type of vehicle for the journey each time they rent.

Europcar is the only vehicle rental organisation to provide average CO2 emissions for each car group, helping customers make more informed decisions when they rent.

Whether through rental kiosks, one way rentals to and from airports or one hour rentals, Europcar is committed to ensure vehicles are where and when they are needed, for however long they are needed.

About David Alexander

David Alexander has worked in the vehicle rental industry for the past 7 years and is responsible for managing the most comprehensive vehicle rental network in the UK. David joined Europcar in May 2001 as Sales and Marketing Director and became Europcar’s Operations and Franchise Director in June 2004.  

Prior to joining Europcar, David held sales and marketing positions in European based companies operating in capital goods, automotive supply and consumer durable industries. His highly successful career includes positions in the Middle East, the Far East and North America.

To contact David Alexander please call or email:

Alison Reeson, Maddy Roles, Dominic Dennis, Elinor Puzey or Jenny Staniforth at HSL on 0208 977 9132, or email: leisureteam@harrisonsadler.com



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