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Europcar Pre-Orders 500 Renault Electric Vehicles

Following on from the Memorandum of Understanding on electric vehicles signed at the Frankfurt International Motor Show on September 16, 2009, Europcar and Renault have taken the next step, with Europcar pre-ordering 500 Renault electric vehicles for delivery in Europe’s largest cities from the 3rd quarter of 2011.

Europcar, Renault’s principal short-term rental partner in Europe, has given substance to the partnership
agreement signed at the recent Frankfurt International Motor Show with Renault to promote zero-emission*
mobility solutions. Through a roll-out targeting its rental outlets in Europe’s largest cities, Europcar is set to offer
its customers the new Renault Zero Emission* range from 2011 in the European short-term rental market.
With electric vehicles, which produce zero emissions during use, Renault is preparing a breakthrough solution
that provides sustainable mobility for all.
The four show-cars demonstrated at the Frankfurt Motor Show—Twizy Z.E. Concept, Zoe Z.E. Concept,
Fluence Z.E. Concept, Kangoo Z.E—are a foretaste of the electric vehicle (EV) range, whose market launch will
begin in 2011 with three models:
• a family sedan,
• a small city car,
• an LCV-version Kangoo for fleets and business users.

They will be followed in 2012 by a compact 4-meter 5-seater sedan. After 2012, the EV range will continue to
expand into all segments to meet the needs of a diverse range of customers.
“Europcar reaches a decisive point in bringing electric vehicles into the rental market; they will join the ecofriendly
fleet that already features on our web sites”, stated Rafael Girona, Chief Operating Officer of Europcar
Groupe. “The interaction between our network and Renault’s technology will genuinely pave the way for a major
advance in mobility solutions. With the addition to its fleet of the Renault Fluence Z.E. and Kangoo Z.E. models
from 2011 and then of the Zoe Z.E. in 2012, Europcar is giving substance even more tangibly to the
commitments set forth in its Charter for the Environment”.

“Renault firmly believes that the leverage created by short-term rentals will help to drive adoption of electric
vehicles by individual customers, in addition to its distribution network. As part of our vision of electric vehicles
for everyone’s daily use, we are delighted to be teaming up with Europcar, a global provider of mobility solutions.
To enable our partner to launch its range of electric vehicles at the earliest opportunity, we have now reserved
500 Zero Emission* Vehicles”, commented Uwe Hochgeschurtz, Senior Vice President, Renault’s Corporate
Sales Division.
Read more at
renault.com

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