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EUROPCAR PUTS FUEL ECONOMY AND LOW CO2 FIRST Peugeot 308 extends choice of Europcar fleet to give drivers budget- and eco-friendly advantages

Europcar UK Group is continuing to focus on the issue concerning most motorists – fuel economy – with the addition of the Peugeot 308 to its national fleet, including the hatchback, HDi 90 and 110 bhp diesel models.  The current World Record holder for the highest average fuel consumption of 90.75mpg on a journey, the Peugeot 308 HDi 110 hatchback, gives Europcar customers access to highly economic driving – and that’s good for the environment.  

Europcar was the first rental company to include CO2 emissions by group, leading the market in helping customers make informed decisions. The 308’s highly fuel efficient engine and low CO2 emissions (of only 120g/km) means it is a cost-effective option for customers keen to reduce fuel consumption and their carbon footprint.  

Tim Bailey, Fleet Director of Europcar UK Group comments, “We are delighted to be adding the acclaimed Peugeot 308 to the Europcar fleet, extending the choice for our customers.  As a highly innovative and eco-friendly vehicle, the 308 fits perfectly into Europcar’s focus of helping customers drive efficiently while reducing CO2 emissions and the expense on their pockets.  In fact, in our own Economy run conducted around the M25, the 308 HDi 90 achieved an impressive 95.9 mpg.” 

Christian Stein, Marketing Director at Peugeot adds; “Earlier this year in Australia, John and Helen Taylor drove a Peugeot 308 HDi 110 hatchback around the coast of Australia establishing a Guinness world record by recording an impressive 1192 miles on just 60 litres of diesel fuel, with an average fuel consumption of 90.75 mpg over 9,062 miles. This reinforces the fact that the 308 is certainly very fuel efficient and the ideal environmentally friendly car to have on Europcar’s fleet. The fleet ensures customers will benefit from a car that offers outstanding performance with style, combined with highly-impressive environmental credentials.”  

There are now hundreds of Peugeot 308s available to rent from over 250 locations throughout the UK, enabling customers to have choice when it comes to booking their vehicle rental requirements.  

Notes to Editors

Owned by the French private equity firm Eurazeo, Europcar is the European leader in passenger car and light utility vehicle rentals. Since March 2007 with the acquisition of Vanguard EMEA (National & Alamo brands), its network comprises over 5,300 rental outlets in 160 countries. Europcar serves business and leisure customers throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. Excluding franchise operations, in 2007 Europcar signed more than 10 million rental contracts, with 7,700 employees and a fleet exceeding 215,000 vehicles. For more information: www.europcar.com 

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