Europcar adds to green fleet with new EVs and hybrids
Europcar Mobility Group UK has expanded its green fleet with new electric and hybrid vehicles as part of its ambitious plans to cut CO2.
The new additions include the Renault Zoe GT, which will come onto the Europcar UK fleet in March, as well as the Citroën C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid plug-in hybrid and a series of mild hybrids including the Ford Puma.
The new vehicles join its Professional and Leisure service lines for both short and long-term hire, complementing the MG ZS electric vehicles that came onto the fleet in 2020.
Their arrival forms part of Europcar’s ‘One Sustainable Fleet’ programme, which includes plans to have more than a third of its fleet ‘green’ (electric, plug-in hybrids and hybrids) by the end of 2023.
The latest vehicles will help Europcar reach its ambitious targets of average CO2 reductions across its fleet.
Ron Santiago, managing director, Europcar Mobility Group UK, commented: “We are constantly looking at ways in which we can reduce our environmental footprint; just last month we received a gold rating from EcoVadis in recognition of the group’s efforts, particularly in terms of environmental responsibility.”
Europcar added that the new additions also give greater choice for businesses and fleet operators who are looking to switch to more environmentally friendly vehicles. They also give private motorists the chance to ‘try before they buy’, before making the leap to full EV motoring.
Santiago continued: “We also understand the dilemma many businesses and individuals face in wanting to switch to more environmentally friendly mobility solutions whilst managing the cost.”
He finished: “By bringing these new fully electric and mild hybrid models onto our fleet we believe we can help businesses and individuals reach their own sustainability goals in a cost-effective way.”