Europcar commits to 5% electric fleet

Rental provider Europcar has committed to moving over 2500 vehicles or 5% of its car and van fleet to be electric vehicles by 2020.

The news follows Europcar’s deal to take on 150 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles across its rental fleet in London. Europcar will also be including the new vehicles in its Deliver and Collect service, which includes drop-off and pick-up of the vehicle from a location of the renter’s choice in London.

Europcar has taken on 150 Nissan Leafs as part of its drive to a 5% EV fleet (Image: Europcar)

Europcar has taken on 150 Nissan Leafs as part of its drive to a 5% EV fleet (Image: Europcar)

Europcar currently has a fleet of 45,000 cars and 6000 vans across the UK.

Europcar will be adding more electric vehicles to its rental fleet in other cities across the UK as part of its EV commitment.

Ken McCall, managing director, Europcar UK Group, said:

“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.”

McCall said rental was a brilliant way for customers to try out an electric vehicle for the first time.

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.”

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has put in place an Electric Vehicle Delivery Plan, which aims for 100,000 electric vehicles in London by 2020, approximately 5% of all vehicles.

Source: Business Car

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