Europcar Mobility Group UK opens two acre Van Supersite in Purfleet
Launch of new station creates new jobs in the area
As part of its ongoing commitment to making vehicles accessible when and where they’re needed, Europcar Mobility Group UK has opened the latest of its van rental supersites in Purfleet, Essex. Ideally positioned just inside the M25, the state-of-the-art station provides easy access for businesses trading within East London as well as Kent, East Anglia and Hertfordshire. And, ensuring it’s adequately equipped to serve the local market, the supersite has seen the creation of 20 new jobs.
As the regeneration of the Thames Gateway continues, many local businesses are being called upon to meet increased demand. With this added workload comes an increased necessity for the tools to get the job done. For many firms, that’s commercial vehicles. One junction away from the busy A13, the new Europcar supersite gives these businesses access to a wide range of commercial vehicles featuring the latest motoring technology, available from just a few days at a time to three months or more.
Gary Smith, Managing Director, Europcar Mobility Group UK, commented: “The South-East has firmly established itself as a pivotal cog within the UK economy over the past few years and continues to see significant growth. With its links to East London as well as surrounding areas, Purfleet is the ideal location for Europcar Mobility Group UK to build on our investment in supersites around the country. The station is strategically positioned to provide the numerous businesses trading within this area with easy access to flexible and cost-efficient transport solutions that can enable their businesses to grow. And being such a significant site, it has also meant we have been able to create new job opportunities in the area.”
The two-acre site has the capacity to hold between up to 400 vehicles and offers businesses from all sectors access to an extensive range of vans, from dropside to short and long-wheel base. As well as conventional diesel engines the station also offers a range of EV solutions. And in a major development for the industry the new station is being fitted with several electric vehicle charging points.
As well as wanting to avoid missing out on the new technologies being innovated every day, many businesses that travel into London require vehicles that are compliant with new, Ultra-Low Emissions Zone regulations. These new regulations mean that businesses and drivers using non-compliant vehicles within the zone will be charged an extra £12.50 a day. All vehicles on the Europcar commercial vehicle fleet, available from the new Purfleet supersite, enable businesses to avoid these charges.
Stuart Russell, Director Commercial Vehicles, Europcar Mobility Group UK, added:
“As investment continues within the area the businesses supporting this growth may need to upgrade their commercial vehicle fleets at short notice to deal with additional work. Or, as is often the case businesses may need one or two additional vehicles for one individual job. The solutions we have available from this central hub are equally suited to fulfil both demands.
“Our philosophy of outright vehicle purchase means that we are ‘always ready’ to meet customer demand for daily rental. And, our Advantage long term product means that businesses can take outright vehicle purchase of the balance sheet while enjoying all of its benefits through rental. It really is the best of both worlds.”