Avis Europe, the leader in the car hire industry, offering customers the opportunity to drive an electric car by the end of 2011 in the following countries: France, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Belgium and Portugal.
To this end, the company anticipates an order for 500 electric cars the Renault Fluence, Renault Kangoo ZE and ZE Express.
Pascal Bazin, CEO of Avis Europe, has stated that “Avis is committed to providing its customers the best options for mobility. So the alliance with Renault reinforces this commitment by expanding the fleet with electric vehicles. Electric models complement the existing offer and offer an alternative to traditional car rental benefits both corporate clients and individuals, concerned about the impact of driving on the environment. ”
Senior Vice President of Corporate Sales Division, Renault, Uwe Hochgeschurtz, added that Renault is “the only European manufacturer is developing a comprehensive range of affordable electric cars, batteries, technology and own production system, which ensures high quality and performance. When renting an electric car with Avis, customers can experience this new technology and learn about the environmental benefits of electric cars. ”
In this way the car hire company and join the French manufacturer to meet the needs of those seeking to rent an electric vehicle and are concerned about the environment.
Electric vehicle with lithium batteries do not emit CO2 or damage the environment if the electricity comes from renewables such as wind, solar photovoltaic and solar thermal or thermal. Wind turbines can supply electricity to electric vehicles in the future will also serve to store and regulate the electricity intermittent wind energy sector.