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Europcar announced NewMotion EV charging partnership

Date: 18 November 2020   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Rental giant Europcar Mobility Group has announced a new partnership with EV charging firm NewMotion.

The deal will see NewMotion providing smart chargers, along with access to its Business Hub platform, allowing monitoring, management and control of the entire charging infrastructure.

The partnership will also see Europcar customers renting EVs being given a charge card for NewMotion network access.

The new arrangement is to be rolled out gradually from January 2021.

Europcar says it forms part of its 'One Sustainable Fleet' programme, aiming for a third of its fleet to be electric or hybrid by 2023.

Europcar Mobility Group chief countries and operations officer Olivier Baldassari said: "We are pleased to sign this partnership with NewMotion today, as part of the implementation of our 'One Sustainable Fleet' programme. 

"As a major mobility player, we are determined to contribute to the necessary transition to a low carbon world, and committed to take steps forward despite the Covid-19 crisis: we even see this crisis as an opportunity to accelerate projects and plans that have already been started.

"With a fleet of more than 300,000 vehicles on average, our ability to make an impact is significant. Our commitment to reducing the level of carbon emissions involves increasing the proportion of 'green' vehicles in our fleet and supporting our customers in their usages. 

"Vehicle rental is an excellent vector of promotion and development for the use of electric vehicles, particularly in urban environments."