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NewMotion, a European smart EV charging solutions provider, has announced a new partnership with Europcar Mobility Group, Europe’s number one vehicle rental company. NewMotion will provide Europcar with a complete ecosystem of charging solutions – from smart charge points to access to the ‘Business Hub’ platform that allows monitoring, management and control of the entire charging infrastructure.

In addition, customers renting an electric vehicle in one of Europcar’s stations will receive a NewMotion charge card providing them with access to Europe’s largest public roaming network for on-the-go charging.

The partnership is to be rolled out gradually from January 2021.

Melanie Lane, CEO of NewMotion, says: “More and more people choose to drive electric and now want to be able to do so when renting a vehicle. Companies and public authorities are moving towards ‘green vehicles’ either as a regulatory obligation or on a voluntary basis,”. We are delighted to partner with Europcar Mobility Group, who are pioneering sustainable mobility and offer these services already in many cities. Together we’re enabling more people to drive powered by clean energy offering a seamless driving experience for the electric vehicles in their fleet.”

Olivier Baldassari, Group Chief Countries and Operations Officer, Europcar Mobility Group, comments: “With a fleet of more than 300,000 vehicles on average, our ability to make an impact is significant. Our commitment to reducing the level of carbon emissions involves increasing the proportion of “green” vehicles in our fleet and supporting our customers in their usages. Vehicle rental is an excellent vector of promotion and development for the use of electric vehicles, particularly in urban environments!”

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NewMotion operates more than 70,000 charge point installations at home, business and public locations across Europe. It has been part of the Shell Group since 2017.

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