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Europcar revamps its brand image with a new slogan, “Moving your way” and a new logo. Moving Your Way conveys the company’s commitment to support its customers’ mobility needs throughout their lives. The website www.europcar.com is redesigned to incorporate the new logo and slogan, with technical improvements also made.
Europcar is voted sponsor of the year, thanks to its involvement in cycling. Daimler and Europcar sign an agreement to extend Car2Go throughout Europe.
Europcar becomes the main sponsor for the Jean-René Bernaudeau cycling team, which is named “Team Europcar”.
Daimler and Europcar team up to launch the Car2Go service in Hamburg, Germany.
Europcar deploys a mobile booking service, allowing customers to locate the closest branch and book a vehicle using their mobile phone. The innovative service, which provides customers with greater mobility, is operational on Europcar’s entire international network.
A new strategic alliance is formed with the North American leader, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, with the aim of continuing to expand. The group has more than 8,000 branches and a fleet of more than 1 million vehicles.
Europcar is the first company to provide a 100% non-smoking fleet in France.
Europcar acquires Betacar, its franchisee in Spain for the past 25 years. Since it was formed in 1965, Betacar has experienced rapid growth and is made up of more than one hundred branches with a fleet of around 8,000 vehicles.
Acquisition of Europcar by Eurazeo, making it the single shareholder of the European leader in rental vehicles. The legal entity, Europcar Groupe, is created on 16 Mar 2006, and holds a 100% stake in Europcar International.
Europcar signs the United Nations Global Compact launched by Kofi Annan at the World Economic Forum in Davos, and adopts the ten fundamental values of the pact relating to Human Rights, labour standards, the environment, and the fight against corruption.
Creation of Europcar Asia Pacific covering 9 counties. Europcar opens in South America and announces the introduction of special assistance provided to all its franchisees in the region for sales, marketing, and fleet management.
Europcar becomes the European leader in rental vehicles thanks to a strategy based on a number of franchisees and the development of several partnerships with travel agencies, airlines, etc.
Europcar launches a new online booking service. This is a big step forward for Europcar. Its website www.europcar.com, as well as local websites, provide the 200,000 vehicles that make up its fleet for rental in 118 countries. Europcar launches hourly rental and prepayment, previously reserved for airlines, is now available to all customers.
The word “Interrent” is dropped from the name, and Europcar modernises its logo. Europcar is awarded several ISO 9002 certifications.
The Swiss and Dutch subsidiaries are taken over by franchisees.
Europcar becomes Europcar Interrent.
Accor acquires Wagons-Lits, and becomes a shareholder of Europcar International.
Europcar turns 40 years old. The orange branding is changed to green, the colour of hope and a symbol of unity for Europcar. The characters are white on a green background, again in italics. The décor in the branches and the staff uniforms are redesigned.
Renault sells its stake to Wagons-lits and Volkswagen. Europcar merges with InterRent.
The Compagnie Internationale Europcar is split into two companies: Europcar International (a holding company which acts as a franchiser) and Europcar France, focusing on operations in France.
To reinforce its image, Europcar launches into sponsoring sports events. The company sponsors a Renault Formula 1 team and the Paris-Dakar race. Europcar also ventures into other events such as golf tournaments, horseracing and marathons.
The Europcar network includes 212 branches in France, 743 in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, with a fleet of 9,000 vehicles and more than 1,000 employees serving an increasingly international clientele.
The final ‘s’ is dropped and the name of the company becomes “Europcar". Creation of subsidiaries in Spain, Great Britain, Italy and Portugal.
Creation of subsidiaries in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
Europcars updates its brand identity and introduces a new logo and colour:orange.
Raoul-Louis Mattei sells Europcars to Régie Renault.
The Compagnie Internationale Europcars merges with L’Abonnement Automobile.
An agreement is signed to work with Hertz.
The name «Europcars» is created.
Europcar is founded in Paris by Raoul-Louis Mattei under the name of “L’Abonnement Automobile".