Europcar helps the nation get back to work
Europcar Mobility Group has launched a new ‘Back to Work’ offer to help workers get back to work safely - from £12/day for flexible car hire between 7 days and 3 months.
Following the Prime Minister’s request on Sunday 10th May 2020 that people “should be actively encouraged to go to work”, and “avoid public transport”, Europcar is enabling workers to get to and from work, while adhering to social distancing rules.
All workers returning to work who can’t use public transport, or live too far away from work to cycle or walk, will be able to take up this offer, which is available until 30th June 2020.
The offer is open to anyone booking a vehicle for 7 days or more. And those booking a vehicle for 28 days or more, will be able to benefit from Europcar’s Delivery & Collection service free of charge, as well as unlimited additional drivers.
Gary Smith, Managing Director of Europcar Mobility Group UK, stated:
“This latest offer continues to build on our Together Programme that launched on 26th March. I’m proud that we continue to develop products that meet the ongoing and changing situation that this pandemic creates, and I’m delighted that Europcar Mobility Group UK is helping the nation's workers get back to work safely”.
Europcar has also introduced new hygiene protocols for customer interaction through their ‘contactless and safe’ deliveries and collections; in-station deep cleaning, social distancing measures, PPE, plexiglass screens, masks and sanitisers; and vehicle deep cleaning.
Europcar Mobility Group provides mobility support for essential workers
Europcar Mobillity Group launches the "Together" programme to support the mobility of workers in emergency service sectors in light of the COVID-19 crisis.
This is designed to help meet the increased demand for key workers to safely get to and from work while adhering to stringent social-distancing measures. All vehicles undergo new cleaning protocols between rentals using chemical sanitiser to protect the safety of our customers and employees.
In the UK, as part of the “Together” programme, Europcar Mobility Group will make thousands of vehicles available from £5 per day to Emergency services staff including; NHS workers, armed forces, police, paramedics, ambulance workers, fire services, social care workers and those working in education and childcare. This programme will be rolled out across Europe, as well as in other countries around the world where Europcar Mobility Group operates with its own subsidiaries.
Emergency services staff who require the use of a vehicle under the “Together” programme can book directly by visiting https://www.europcar.co.uk/emergency-services-uk, by visiting their local rental station or calling our call centre.
Caroline Parot, Chairwoman of Europcar Mobility Group, said:
"As a mobility service company, our Group has a 70-year tradition of service to the public and to local and international companies. Throughout this period, we will do everything in our power to pursue this mission and contribute to the solution that will enable us to emerge from this unprecedented crisis. Many economic players hold part of the solution: we are convinced that it is only by working together that we will be able to provide responses that are adapted to the circumstances and in the general interest.
I would like to take this opportunity to warmly thank all our staff in all our countries. They are demonstrating an extraordinary level of commitment and dedication in these troubled times”.
In countries that are not yet in full containment, the Group is supporting regular customers by providing significantly enhanced flexibility e.g.: free cancellations and amendments to current or future reservations for any pick-up until the 17th of May 2020.
Businesses are facing more diverse challenges than ever when it comes to meeting mobility needs. Mitigating these challenges alone is not easy. However, with the right mobility provider, these challenges can be overcome.
Europcar Mobility Group is the mobility provider that your business needs. We have over 70 years’ experience in mobility and have extended our offering in recent years to become a bigger and stronger group, incorporating 10 brands across 133 countries. By capitalising on the latest developments in technology, our mission is to deliver an experience of open mobility for all through a diversified range of mobility options, from short- and long-term car and van rental to taxi and chauffeur services and carshare.
Europcar Mobility Group creates a 'van + driver' bundle service for retailers
As part of Europcar Mobillity Group’s "Together" programme, we will work in partnership with retailers and other businesses, in light of the COVID-19 crisis, offering a rental service of light commercial vehicles with drivers.
This is designed to help meet the increased demand for logistics and delivery services in countries under lockdown or with stringent social-distancing measures. All vehicles undergo new cleaning protocols between rentals using chemical sanitiser to protect the safety of our customers and employees.
With logistical and delivery services facing unprecedented demand, Europcar Mobility Group will work in partnership with selected retailers, to provide vans and light commercial vehicles with drivers. Any vehicle driven under this scheme will be subject to rigorous cleaning measures after each rental, as well as a ‘zero contact’ policy with Europcar Mobility Group employees in stations. The same stringent policy applies to rentals of any kind across the Group, until further notice.
"We are proud that through our Together programme, our rental vehicles are enabling essential services to continue operating across the country; delivering drugs and medicine to pharmacies, and medical supplies to hospitals”, explained Gary Smith, Managing Director, Europcar Mobility Group UK.
In countries that are not yet in full containment, the Group is supporting regular customers by providing significantly enhanced flexibility e.g.: free cancellations and amendments to current or future reservations for any pick-up until the 31st of May 2020.
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Europcar Vans & Trucks
You already know us for car rental, but did you know we have a huge fleet of vans and specialist vehicles too? Our specialist vehicle fleet of tippers, dropsides, 4x4 pick ups and Chapter 8-compliant vehicles are ready and waiting for you, usually within a few hours of ordering.
Why use Europcar Vans?
- Rent the vehicles you need, when you need them - don’t tie up your cash flow in leased vehicles.
- Competitive rates and fixed prices - allowing you to budget effectively, with no early termination penalties.
- Our vehicles are Euro 6 compliant - embracing all the latest manufacturer technology so you meet Clean Air Zone requirements for central city location access.
- A nationwide network of stations - enabling you to access vehicles where you need them.
- All vehicles are the latest makes and models - ensuring you have the most reliable vehicles for your job.
- Geotab, industry-leading telematics - offering the ability to measure, monitor and manage your fleet.
- Need racking, tow bars and beacons? Adapt your vehicle to meet your bespoke requirements.
- 24/7 breakdown support - Service Maintenance and Repair service via Rivus Fleet Solutions (formerly BT Fleet) a nationwide garage solution partner supported by over 50 mobile servicing units that keeps you on the road and minimises vehicle downtime on business critical, revenue-generating assets.
Addressing Your Issues
The UK economy is undergoing a period of change and growing uncertainty. Many businesses are facing challenging decisions about the future of their fleet and the mobility of their workforce. The change in how vehicle emissions are measured is raising unanswered questions about what tax bands vehicles will fit into. There’s a question too over Benefit-in-Kind for company cars beyond April 2023.
External pressures such as an increase in congestion and introduction of new Clean Air Zones, a reduction in on-street parking and the introduction of traffic restrictions in more and more cities are also adding to the climate of uncertainty.
For these reasons, many businesses are turning away from vehicle ownership, and even long-term leasing, towards more flexible alternatives.
Offering the newest cars on the road, whether you want to replace your entire leased/owned fleet, just a few vehicles or to simply top up your fleet during peak times, Europcar Advantage provides options and choices.
- Advantage vehicles can be available in as few as 3-5 days – rather than the 12 weeks typical for a lease vehicle.
- Brand new, plain vans are available in 10 working days.
- The Advantage fleet includes the latest models and technologies and a mix of low-emission petrol and diesel vehicles as well as hybrids.
- All vehicles in the Advantage fleet are ‘business ready’ fitted with Bluetooth and Sat Nav.
- And with our deliver and collect service, we will bring the vehicle to you at work or at home.
Europcar Advantage offers clear, fixed monthly rates to help you manage your budget effectively. There are no upfront costs and, after 3 months, no penalties for early return. With a consistent pricing structure, you know precisely what you’re paying for. And you choose how long you keep the vehicle (from 3-36 months). With Europcar’s dedicated Advantage team offering 24/7 support, your long-term vehicle hire is always hassle and worry-free.
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