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Europcar takes leadership role in promoting electric vehicles in London

Rental provider commits to 5% electric fleet by 2020 and moves immediately to use electric vehicles for Delivery & Collection in the Capital


Leading vehicle rental provider Europcar UK, is committed to moving its fleet to 5% electric vehicles by 2020 in line with the Mayor of London’s Electric Vehicle Delivery Plan.  Demonstrating this commitment, Europcar is today launching a new fleet of Nissan LEAF electric vehicles which will be used for delivery and collection of hire cars in the Capital.  The 100% electrically powered Nissan LEAF offers an environmentally-friendly solution to getting around the Capital, as Europcar employees deliver and collect hire cars from customers for added convenience.


Nissan LEAFs will also be available to rent at Europcar branches across the Capital, with the advantage of no fuel costs.


“From today customers in London will not only have the convenience of having their hire car delivered and collected to their door but will also have the assurance that we have used the greenest means possible to do so”, said Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar UK Group.


“Europcar has risen to the challenge to improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions in London by committing to 5% electric vehicle fleet by 2020.  To meet this ambitious target we will be promoting our new fleet of electric rental vehicles to Londoners.  Car rental is a brilliant way to try out electric vehicles and Europcar welcomes the support from the Mayor’s team for this initiative which we believe will contribute to London becoming a leader in sustainable transport.”


“Businesses and motorists are beginning to realise the many benefits to driving electric, and Europcar is proud to be a part of this revolution in motoring technology.”


Matthew Pencharz, the Mayor of London’s Senior Adviser on Environment & Energy said: “It is good to see major companies like Europcar expanding their electric fleet and giving consumers greater, greener choices. Electric cars are perfect for urban journeys, driving around busy cities, and help boost the environment by cutting emissions.”



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