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Europcar

Europcar car hire

Founded in 1949, Europcar is a premier car rental company based in the French capital of Paris and found in nearly 3,000 other locations around the world.

Formally owned by Volkswagen, Europcar was bought by French investment company Eurazeo in 2006 and, since then, has continued to expand globally.

Europcar is a truly worldwide car hire company, with rental centres in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, Latin America and the Middle East.

Whether you’re visiting the Egyptian pyramids, surfing Australia’s Gold Coast or watching the Rio de Janiero carnival in Brazil, Europcar has enough resources to ensure you’re looked after well and have a car available.
Europcar has a wide variety of vehicles that customers can choose from as they wish. At last count the fleet was estimated at around 200,000 vehicles.

Small vehicles like the Hyundai I10 are perfect for city trips that require drivers to park in tight spaces and drive through winding streets. Europcar offers larger cars with bigger engines for travellers who prefer faster vehicles that can zip from A to B.

Families are also catered for by Europcar, with a selection of vehicles that grow from compact to full-size. Every family car comfortably seats five while some can accommodate up to seven passengers. No vehicle within the fleet is older than six months because of Europcar’s insistence on safety and quality for its customers.

Travellers looking to be whisked away in luxury will not be disappointed with Europcar’s selection of upper-market vehicles. Europcar offers the smooth and comfortable rides of the Mercedes E Class 2 and BMW 3 Series at competitive rental industry prices.

Europcar offers customers environmental options that include vehicles that emit less than 140 grams of Co2 per kilometre along with hybrid vehicles that run on bio fuel, bio ethanol and natural gas.

Recently Europcar further bolstered its environmental fleet by agreeing to launch two new-generation electrical vehicles on the car rental market in 2011. The Peugeot iON and the Citroen C-Zero will be available to Europcar customers in Europe’s largest cities in 2011.

Travellers who are apprehensive about driving on foreign lands can rest easy; Europcar offers 24 hour roadside assistance to all of its customers. Problems in airports are not uncommon and Europcar understands that. The company offers 24 hour 7 days a week service at major airports and has no qualms with waiting should a clients flight be delayed.

For travellers who frequently use hire cars, Europcar has introduced its loyalty Privilege Card. The card gives regular customers faster online booking, company rates and the best available rates and discounts from Accor hotels.

Reservations with Europcar can be made on the company website at europcar.com. The website also has information concerning locations and updates to the latest deals around the world.

The Europcar application for Itouch and Iphone is another way the company is attempting to make life easier for its clientele. The app allows potential customers to make reservations, check for the latest deals and pay on the move.