Europcar, the European leader in car rental, has announced that the Peugeot iON and Citroën C-Zero will be the first electric cars to expand its fleet in 2011. These new cars will allow Europcar customers to travel up to 150 kilometres without having to recharge the battery. These vehicles are silent and do not emit CO2 or other pollutants.
After the introduction of these 2 models, Europcar will gradually install the necessary infrastructure to recharge the car battery. This decision expands Europcar’s offer, while strengthening its ecological stance: Europcar is committed to promoting non-polluting vehicles.
The agreement to launch the Peugeot iON and Citroën C-Zero was signed at the Paris Motor Show, in the presence of Jean-Marc Gales, Chief Executive Officer of Citroën and Christian Peugeot, Director of Marketing for the lion brand.
Philippe Guillemot, Chief Executive Officer of Europcar, said: “We are pleased to sign this new partnership with PSA Peugeot Citroën, as it fulfils our commitments in terms of sustainable development and technological innovation”. Europcar was the first to invest in sustainable development, notably by opening its first station for electric vehicles in Paris in 1999.