Rental provider Europcar UK has committed to moving its fleet to 5% electric vehicles by 2020 in line with the Mayor of London’s Electric Vehicle Delivery Plan.
As part of this commitment, Europcar has launched a new fleet of Nissan Leaf electric vehicles which will be used for delivery and collection of hire cars in the capital.Leafs will also be available to rent at Europcar branches across London.
Ken McCall, managing director, Europcar UK Group, said: "From today, 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.
“Europcar has risen to the challenge to improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions in London by committing to 5% electric vehicle fleet by 2020.
"To meet this ambitious target, we will be promoting our new fleet of electric rental vehicles to Londoners. Car rental is a brilliant way to try out electric vehicles and Europcar welcomes the support from the Mayor’s team for this initiative which we believe will contribute to London becoming a leader in sustainable transport.”
Matthew Pencharz, the Mayor of London’s senior advisor on environment and 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.”