Europcar Mobility Group accelerates EV transition

Europcar Mobility Group UK has launched a number of new initiatives to help drivers reduce emissions and switch to electric vehicles.

It has introduced an increasing number of hybrid and electric battery vehicles for private or business rental, helping motorists try EV technology before making a long-term commitment, while there are now more than 200 EV charge points installed across Europcar branches, meaning that 50% of the UK network is now ‘EV-ready’.

Further, the company has established a dedicated team of certified EV ambassadors to support new EV drivers at vehicle hand-over, while relevant EV training has been delivered throughout the company and will reviewed and updated regularly as the technology evolves.

Mark Newberry, commercial director and sustainability spokesperson, said: “This year has seen a significant shift in interest in electric motoring. In response, we have stepped up our plans to ensure we can support businesses and private motorists as they use rental as a great way to discover about driving electric. With almost half of our rental station network now equipped with charge points, and a growing fleet of electric vehicles offering choice across most price points, we believe Europcar is in a strong position as motorists and businesses want to reduce their CO2 footprint.”