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Europcar opens Birmingham Van Supersite

Europcar is bringing fleets in the Birmingham area access to clean air zone-compliant rental solutions under one roof with the opening of a major new van rental site.

Gary Smith of Europcar at the new Birmingham Newtown Supersite with Councillor Waseem Zaffar and station manager Mike Keeley

Located in Birmingham Newtown, it marks the firm’s latest Van Supersite and will provide fleets with access to a wide range of compliant, multi-modal transport solution, ahead of the January 2020 opening of Birmingham’s ‘Class D’ CAZ, which will target vans and cars.

Solutions on offer include a totally compliant Euro 6 fleet of vans, while the new site also taps into Europcar’s growing fleet of electric and hybrid vehicles strategically positioned across the UK.

Plus it offers an extensive range of specialist commercial vehicles, including modified Double Cab Tippers and fully compliant, ready to rent Chapter 8 fleet suitable for businesses operating on roads and highways.

And the site, which is operated by a specialist team of van and truck experts who can help local businesses identify the right mobility solution for their transport needs, also offers Europcar’s Advantage long-term flexible rental solution.

Commenting on the new site, Gary Smith, managing director, Europcar Mobility Group UK, said: “In an area that continues to see significant growth and unprecedented investment, even before the official opening we have been responding to business demand with several hundred commercial vehicles on rent. And we have future-proofed the site to ensure that we can offer a real solution for urban transportation needs.  This includes the installation of electric vehicle charging points, as well as the availability of hourly, daily, monthly and even yearly rental options, on either conventional diesel or petrol vehicles or EV & hybrid solutions.”

The launch event for the new site last week (13th March 2019) saw guest speaker, Mark Cartwright from the Freight Transport Association talk about sustainable technologies and integration into corporate fleets while the site was officially opened by Councillor Waseem Zaffar, Birmingham City Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment while

Councillor Waseem Zaffar said: “I’m honoured to officially open the Europcar Van Supersite and welcome Europcar’s commitment to promote sustainable mobility in Birmingham. The cars and vans available to rent will all be compliant with the new clean air zone and will help local businesses and consumers to improve air quality and reduce emissions in Birmingham by using the newest cleanest technology. Europcar launched its Electric Vehicle Delivery and Collection service right here in Birmingham and there are plans to do more in the City to help the transition to electric technology.

“Europcar is a driving force for environmental change in Birmingham and we want to work as closely as possible in the future to help the cultural shift that needs to happen away from private car ownership and into car clubs, car rental and electric vehicles.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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