Car hire service Europcar is adding the Peugeot iOn to its fleet, making it the first UK rental provider to provide the car. This follows the global partnership with Europcar and PSA Peugeot Citroen announced in October 2010.
The Peugeot iOns will be available for customers at Europcar's Heathrow car hire, Gatwick car hire and Luton Airport car hire locations as well as the King's Cross location and at Marble Arch.
"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."
The Peugeot iOn offers a range of 60 miles will a fully charged battery, whilst emitting no CO2 and benefiting from entering UK cities with no congestion charges.
The Peugeot iON will be available for one day hire initially to ensure they are properly recharged and can only be returned to the Europcar hire locations designated for electric vehicles.
"Our goal is to give our customers the widest possible choice," concluded Ken McCall. "That includes giving them access to the new generation of electric vehicles. Ideal for short city journeys we anticipate these will be immensely popular with many of our business customers who will really relish the cost savings they offer."
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