Our Suppliers: Europcar

Key Facts and Figures

Europcar’s continually expanding network meets your mobility needs with a network of more than 10,000 outlets worldwide in over 150 countries covering Europe, Africa, Middle East, Indian Ocean, Canada, Central America, Mexico, Carribean and Asia Pacific.
Europcar locations can be found in all major airports, railway stations, and large towns and cities.

1949 Europcar is founded in Paris

1970 Renault purchases Europcar

1973 Creation of subsidiaries in Belgium, Germany, Holland & Switzerland

1974 Acquisition of Budget Italy: Corporate expansion into Spain

1981 Acquisition of Godfrey Davis UK: Creation of Europcar International

1982 Creation of subsidiary in Portugal

1988 Wagon-Lits purchases Europcar and sells 50% of the share to Volkswagen

1989 Merger with Interrent Car Rental GmbH

1992 Accor acquires Wagon-Lits including its 50% share of Europcar

1999 Europcar launches an innovative web based Online Reservation System
Volkswagen AG becomes sole shareholders in Europcar and showing commitment in developing as a lifestyle company.

2000 Budget Rent A Car become a new strategic partners for Canada and North America.

2006 Major acquisition of Europcar by Eurazeo and acquisition of Keddy (Belgium) and Ultramar (Spain) 
Partnership with Mazda in Japan 
Start of operations in India through franchise

2007 Acquisition of the European businesses of Vanguard (National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car) and Transatlantic Alliance with Vanguard
Acquisition of Betacar (Balearic and Canary Islands)

2008 Opening in Beijing through local partnership 
Acquisition of ECA Car Rental, Europcar's Master Franchisee in Australia & New Zealand 
Strategic Alliance with Enterprise to form the World's Largest Car Rental Network

2009 Partnerships with Nissan and Renault to market electric vehicles by 2010/2011 and advance zero-emission mobility on a global scale.