Europcar UK has launched a new mobility portal to give fleet and travel managers access to the company’s full range of mobility services.
Called Europcar One, it also provides fleet decision-makers with insight into how mobility services are being used within their organisation, in order to improve efficiencies and reduce costs.
“Europcar UK is committed to getting the right vehicle in the right place at the right time and that can be many things, from traditional car hire to car use by the hour,” explained Clive Forsythe, director of corporate sales for Europcar UK Group.
“By bringing all our services together, the new Europcar One platform empowers fleet and travel managers to meet the wide range of demands and challenges facing them and their organisations, through a single booking portal.”
At the heart of the design of Europcar One was the requirement to give fleet and travel managers a 360-degree view of every journey – from initial booking through to vehicle return and invoicing.
Crucially, it says, fleet managers need to be able to understand and analyse how the use of different mobility solutions is impacting financial and environmental targets. Europcar One delivers this insight through consolidated reporting and invoicing, it says.
Forsythe explained: “With the depth of intelligence delivered by Europcar One, fleet and travel managers can better understand, and therefore control their spend on mobility services. And, importantly, they can use that knowledge to inform future travel policies, ensuring that they are giving users the services they need when and where they need them, whilst managing the overall costs.”
Europcar One provides access to its car hire fleet and the company’s commercial vehicle fleet, including ready to rent specialist vehicles available within 4 hours, as well as the full range of mobility services from Europcar Group.
Following Europcar Group's recent acquisitions of E-Car and Brunel, these services extend to include electric car pay per use and taxi/chauffeur services.
Users can tap into Europcar’s long-term rental solution, with ‘business ready’ vehicles fitted with Bluetooth and Sat Nav in order to address mobility needs that go beyond the short-term requirement, as well as to avoid the expense of upgrading ageing fleet.
Europcar One also provides access to Europcar’s international services for business travellers travelling abroad, including flat rates in 46 countries and over 200 cities, with costs inclusive of airport and railway surcharge rates and no additional charge for extra drivers.
Furthermore, business users of Europcar One are able to offer discounted rates for employees’ personal travel, as well as giving them access to the Europcar Deliver and Collect service which provides the ultimate convenience of their vehicle being delivered to their home or work.