Europcar launches new generation electric cars
Tuesday 12, October 2010
Europcar, the European leader in passenger car and light utility vehicle rental, announced today the signing of a partnership agreement with PSA Peugeot Citroen to launch two new electric vehicles on the car rental market in 2011: the Peugeot iON and Citroen C-Zero. The agreement was signed at the Paris Motor Show in the presence of Jean-Marc Gales, Executive Vice-President Sales, Marketing, After Sales and Christian Peugeot, Central Marketing Director.
“We are proud of this new partnership with PSA Peugeot Citroën because it is in keeping with Europcar’s core commitments to sustainable development and technological innovation. With this agreement, we want to further demonstrate our ability to innovate and contribute to the emergence of new mobility solutions,” said Philippe Guillemot, Chief Executive Officer of Europcar Groupe.
The first new-generation electric vehicles to hit the European market, the Peugeot iON and Citroen C-Zero will allow Europcar customers to drive up to 150 kilometers with a fully recharged battery. These electric vehicles will be silent and will not emit any CO2 or other pollutants, further enhancing their ecological benefit.
Europcar will introduce the two new models starting in 2011. It will also gradually install the infrastructure needed to recharge the batteries at its 2,500 rental locations around Europe. This agreement enhances Europcar’s offering in terms of zero-emissions fleet and is in line with the Company’s commitment to promoting “green” mobility.
Europcar, a pioneer in sustainable development since opening its first “environmental station” for electric cars in Paris in 1999, further strengthens its environmental strategy through this partnership.
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