As part of its growing Europcar van supersite network, Europcar Mobility Group UK has announced the opening of its latest location in Parkway Avenue, Sheffield, providing convenient access to all routes into and out of the city.
As part of the Northern Powerhouse, which includes five of the UK’s ten largest cities, Sheffield sits at the heart of the UK’s road network – 75% of the UK is within a four and a half hour drive for commercial vehicles. Home to 68,000 businesses and with an economic output of £31 billion+ per year¹, Sheffield is a major driver of economic growth. It was, therefore, an obvious choice for the latest addition to the Europcar van supersite network.
The new 23,000 square foot site gives businesses access to a wide range of commercial vehicles featuring the latest motoring technology. These include Car Derived Vans, Short and Long Wheelbase as well as more specialised light commercial vehicles, most of which are available within a 2 hour booking window, reflecting the need to provide a quick-response solution to the transport challenges many businesses face. It also features a team of van experts with local knowledge who can help businesses identify the right vehicle for every job.
In addition, Europcar Mobility Group UK is aiming to provide businesses operating in and around Sheffield with a crucial low emission solution ahead of the city’s introduction of a Clean Air Zone in 2021. Polluting vans, HGVs, buses, coaches and taxis will be charged to enter the inner ring road and city centre. Being able to access compliant vehicles will, therefore, be vital. As well as conventional diesel engines, the site will provide access to both car and van electric solutions.
Stuart Russell, Sales Director Commercial Vehicles, Europcar Mobility Group UK, commented: “As investment continues in the North, the businesses supporting this growth may need to add to their commercial vehicle fleets at short notice to deal with additional work. Or, as is often the case, they may need one or two additional vehicles for individual jobs.
“The range of vehicles available from our new Sheffield Van Supersite, combined with the commercial vehicle expertise of the local team, means we can underpin the operations of those businesses very effectively. Plus, with many UK firms looking for an alternative to the long-term financial commitment of outright vehicle purchase or leasing, Europcar AdVANtage – our flexible rental solution for 84 days plus – will also be available from the new Sheffield site.”
¹ Source: https://sheffieldcityregion.org.uk/