Renault and Europcar Form Zero-Emission Alliance

Renault continues its Zero Emission efforts with a new partnership, this time in Europe. The French manufacturer has just announced that it reached an agreement with car rental company Europcar, with the final papers to be signed at the Frankfurt Auto Show on September 16.

In short terms, Europcar will roll out a new fleet of Renault electric cars and will work on the infrastructure needed to recharge vehicles' batteries at rental points. Such a scenario will become possible in 2011, Renault said.

"To address the issue of climate change, Europcar wanted to take things further with Renault by optimising short-term rental solutions suited to electric vehicles. We are proud to have our brand and staff involved in such a large-scale project, which is fully in line with our company’s sustainable development strategy and the goals set forth in our Environmental Charter," Europcar Group Chief Executive Officer Salvatore Catania said.

As you know, Renault has been working hard on its Zero-Emission campaign and it already formed alliances in several regions of the world. Furthermore, the French carmaker is preparing to introduce the first electric cars of the company, with their public debut project for the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show next month.

"Thanks to our ‘Zero-Emission’ mobility program, Renault will offer a broad range of zero-emission vehicles starting in 2011. For Renault, electric vehicles with zero carbon dioxide emissions in use constitute a real answer to current environmental concerns. We are proud that Europcar has chosen Renault as its partner for its future range of electric vehicles," commented Uwe Hochgeschurtz, Director of Renault's Corporate Sales Division.
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