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EUROPCAR has opened its new Van Supersite in Birmingham Newtown which complements its network which runs down the spine of the UK.

With Birmingham’s CAZ scheduled for introduction in 2020 – the new site provides access to a wide range of compliant, multi-modal transport solutions.

The opening of the site this week featured electric van trials to demonstrate how new sustainable technology can help reduce emissions and improve air quality in Birmingham. It also featured guest speaker, Mark Cartwright from the Freight Transport Association, who talked about sustainable technologies and integration into corporate fleets.

Gary Smith, Managing Director, Europcar Mobility Group UK said: We know that Birmingham City Council has advanced plans to introduce a Clean Air Zone in 2020 and we aim to play our part in supporting the initiative to improve air quality and reduce emissions in the local area and beyond.

“As such, our new Supersite is offering local businesses sustainable mobility solutions, including electric vans.

“In an area that continues to see significant growth and unprecedented investment, even before the official opening we have been responding to business demand with several hundred commercial vehicles on rent.

“We have future-proofed the site to ensure that we can offer a real solution for urban transportation needs.  This includes the installation of electric vehicle charging points, as well as the availability of hourly, daily, monthly and even yearly rental options, on either conventional diesel or petrol vehicles or EV and hybrid solutions.”

Located in the heart of Birmingham’s commercial centre, the new Europcar Van Supersite is operated by a specialist team of van and truck experts who can help local businesses identify the right mobility solution for their transport needs.

This includes a compliant Euro 6 fleet of vans, ideal for businesses of all sizes operating in and through the Birmingham CAZ when it is introduced next year.

The new site also taps into Europcar’s growing fleet of electric and hybrid vehicles strategically positioned across the UK.  Plus it offers an extensive range of specialist commercial vehicles, including modified Double Cab Tippers and fully compliant, ready to rent Chapter 8 fleet suitable for businesses operating on roads and highways.


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Chris Wright
Chris Wright has been covering the automotive industry nationally and internationally for 30 years. Following spells with consumer titles he became News Editor of Automotive Management (AM), Editor of Automotive International, International Editor for Detroit-based Automotive News, and Editor of Dealer Update. He has also co-authored several FT Management Reports and contributes regularly to


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