[image1_left] Europcar, the UK’s leading vehicle rental business, has warned that the vehicle rental sector will face challenges as 1Car1, one of Europcar’s competitors, goes into administration.
As part of Europcar Australia’s environmental push, the car rental company is now adding more diesel vehicles to its fleet. Over the next few weeks the company will take delivery of a total of 500 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel 2.0 TDIs and Skoda Octavia Ambiente sedans.
Europcar and easyJet have teamed up for an initiative to raise customer awareness of the benefits of carbon offsetting.
Europcar has posted a healthy set of interim results with annual revenue up by more than 17 per cent, buoyed by the car rental company’s acquisition of the Europcar Asia Pacific franchise in May 2008.Revenues for the first six months of 2008 were €987.9 million, a 17.4 per cent increase based on the comparable period.
Europcar and Sabre have announced the joint release of an “electronic voucher” service for car rental customers. The service aims to further enhance convenience and efficiency for Europcar and Sabre customers worldwide.
Ten years ago, long before sustainability and the environment became fashionable causes, Europcar opened an “environmental station” in Paris to address climate change.
Environmental sustainability in car rental has taken a major leap forward after Europcar became the first European company to be awarded green certification.
Europcar UK Group has appointed Catriona Lougher as Consumer Marketing Director to spearhead a multi-million pound relaunch of Europcar into the UK leisure market. Her remit is to establish the brand as the UK market leader of car and van rental following Europcar’s global alliance and merger with National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car in 2007.
A survey of over 300 businesses by leading vehicle rental company, Europcar, has revealed the impact traffic congestion is having on an already struggling UK economy. Over 70% of businesses said that congestion is impacting the effectiveness of their staff travelling for work and 80% said they felt that congestion on the UK’s roads is getting worse.
Last week Europcar International CEO, Salvatore Catania was presented with a prestigious World Travel Award for ‘Car rental travel personality of the year’ at the World Travel Market in London.
Europcar has grabbed a larger slice of the car rental business by buying the Alamo and National brands for 670 million euros.