Europcar has teamed up with Nissan to market and
promote the use of electric vehicles.
The new partnership means motorists in
Australia and New Zealand will be able to rent an electricity
powered vehicle from selected Europcar outlets as early as 2010.
The availability of electric vehicles in
Europcar’s Australasian sector is set to follow the roll out of
the cars across the company’s global fleet in France, Germany,
Belgium, Spain, Italy, Portugal and the United Kingdom. This is to
be extended to other countries in due time.
Group Marketing Manager Europcar Australia and
New Zealand Ashley Jurberg said the new agreement was an
exciting step forward in zero emission motoring which would
ultimately provide Europcar customers with more options for
greener road travel.
“This will give our customers
the means to significantly reduce their carbon emissions when they
rent a vehicle from us,” Mr Jurberg said. “According to the
Federal Government the transport sector currently contributes 14% of Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions.
“The partnership between Europcar and Nissan will deliver new
standards in eco-motoring for companies and individuals who want
to actively reduce these emission levels.”
Nissan International’s senior vice president,
administration and finance, Eric Nicolas said Nissan through the
Renault-Nissan Alliance have committed to being a global leader in
zero-emission vehicles. The Renault-Nissan Alliance will start
mass-marketing electric vehicles globally in 2012.
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