Car rental company Europcar is adding the Peugeot iOn to its fleet, making it the first UK rental provider to provide the car.
This follows the announcement of Europcar’s global partnership with PSA Peugeot Citroen last October and responds to increasing demand for access to electric cars to rent.
Peugeot iONs will initially be available for one-day hire only, in order to ensure they are properly recharged, and can only be returned to designated Europcar locations – at Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton airports, Kings Cross and Marble Arch.
The Peugeot iON will allow Europcar customers to drive up to 60 miles (100 kilometers) with a fully recharged battery. These electric vehicles are silent and will not emit any CO2 or other pollutants, further enhancing their ecological benefits. They are also exempt from congestion charges in key UK cities providing cost advantages for business users.
“This is a tremendously exciting initiative for us,” confirmed Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar Group UK. “Demand for electric vehicles to rent is really starting to pick up as both businesses and leisure drivers want to make the most of both the environmental and cost advantages. Demonstrating the fact that we are listening to our customers’ constantly evolving needs, Europcar is the first UK rental provider to add the new Peugeot iONs to its fleet. This also reflects our core commitments to sustainable development and technological innovation.”