Europcar UK is adding hydrogen fuel vehicles to the fleet of its newly acquired Brunel chauffeur business thanks to an Office of Low Emission Vehicles grant.
“We have a clear objective to create a zero emissions fleet and with support from the OLEV grant we are even closer to this important milestone”, explained Gary Smith, managing director, Europcar UK Group.
“This funding is part of a £35 million package that marks the UK government’s commitment to boosting the uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles and we are delighted to be the only private sector winner. The Toyota Mirai will be implemented to support Europcar’s recently acquired ground transportation business, Brunel, as well being accessible for corporate customer use.
“This is a major step forward for Europcar UK, putting us ahead of the competition when it comes to the size of our hydrogen fleet and moves us ever closer towards a zero emissions fleet that delivers the same level of convenience and performance that our customers expect, while improving air quality on UK roads.”
“Europcar UK’s success in winning the OLEV grant highlights its leadership and focus on embracing the latest fuel technologies to drive down emissions and promote greener transport solutions” added Jon Hunt, manager, Toyota & Lexus Fleet Marketing.
“The Mirai uses the Toyota Fuel Cell System (TFCS), which has no combustion engine and features fuel cell technology combined with hybrid technology. Using hydrogen to generate electricity, the Mirai emits no CO2 or pollutants, achieving superior environmental performance without compromising on driving pleasure or convenience.”