Europcar is now offering electric car hire at five London (UK) locations:
- London Heathrow Airport
- London Gatwick Airport
- London Luton Airport
- London Kings Cross Railway Station
- London Marble Arch
The electric cars available for hire are Peugeot iOns and Europcar is currently only allowing single day hires so that they can control vehicle recharging and ensure the cars are properly recharged.
The reality is that recharging points are still relatively scarce, even in London, and have not yet become sufficiently standardised to be easy to find and use – although some other companies, such as Hertz, do allow multi-day hires where the vehicle is recharged by the customer.
As a zero emission electric car, the Peugeot iOn is exempt from the London Congestion Charge and generates no CO2 emissions when in use.
Commenting on the announcement, Ken McCall, Managing Director of Europcar Group UK, said:
“Electric vehicles offer huge opportunities for motorists to save money, especially for city driving where they are congestion-charge free and where the stop-start of heavy traffic consumes more fuel”, said Ken McCall. “But for many they are not sure if electric will be truly convenient for them. Car hire is a great way for drivers to put electric to the test – and we have the innovative electric Peugeot iOn’s available at a number of our locations to make it easy for motorists to try before they buy.”
Visit www.europcar.co.uk for more information.