Vehicle hire supplier Europcar has just inaugurated hourly rentals services in the Highlands and Islands region of Scotland. Hirers are now able to book themselves pay-by-the-hour car hire for pick up at six airports serving the region plus in downtown Inverness.
The six airports are Inverness, Dundee, Wick, Sumburgh in the Shetlands, Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands and Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides. The service offers a choice of electric or hybrid vehicles and these include the ultra low-emission Renault Zoe.
Europcar collaborated with Highlands and Islands Airports Limited in establishing the new service. Commenting on the tie-up, Europcar UK regional director Gary Smith said it was a practical solution for the transport needs of business and leisure travellers as well as local residents.
He carried on by saying it was a sustainable mobility solution in a region of the UK where public transport choices were not the best in the world. He added that access to the fleet of per-hour cars was as flexible as it could be and offered low cost transport when travelling from A to B.
Mr Smith explained that the new services enhanced Europcar’s significant presence in Scotland. He clarified this by adding Europcar affiliate E-Car Club offered similar options in locations like the Western Isles, Stirling and St Andrews.
Since its foundation in Paris almost 70 years ago, Europcar has evolved into one of the biggest vehicle hire companies in the world. In the UK, there are more than 240 Europcar branches. Europcar maintains branches in another 140 countries.