Europcar Mobility Group UK have announced that it is continuing to add electric vehicles (EVs) to its mobility solutions. The aim is to give businesses and their drivers the chance to experience electric cars in real-world conditions before committing to a lease or outright purchase.
Europcar latest additions include an order for several hundred Tesla Model 3s for long-term business rental and a number of Mercedes-Benz EQB 350 SUV models, initially available from Heathrow Airport.
Ron Santiago, Europcar Mobility Group UK managing director, said: “Before making fleet decisions – that will have big financial implications – it makes sense to ‘test’ every aspect of electric mobility. But a short test-drive, even if it’s for a week or more, doesn’t really deliver the insight businesses need to understand the true impact of using an EV.
“The Europcar long-term rental solution tackles this challenge and our plan to add models across different price points gives fleet managers more choice to find the right fit for their business.”
Europcar offers electric vehicles for a minimum of three months with no upfront deposit and commitment-free. Rentals include comprehensive vehicle handover and charging instructions support, and charging cables
Plus, the rental includes a Shell Recharge card and app that provides access to over 10,000 publicly accessible charge points across the UK. Also Tesla renters will have access to Tesla Superchargers.
Europcar also offers the option for CO2 reporting to provide a valuable insight into emissions reduction. Plus, through its partnership with Shell Recharge Solutions, Europcar is offering a range of home, roadside and workplace charging solutions.
Santiago added: “The continued addition of new electric models to the Europcar UK fleet underpins our ‘One Sustainable Fleet’ programme which aims to have at least 20 percent. The rapid upgrade of the Europcar branch network with charging posts further supports this goal.”