europcar history

Our History


Europcar is founded in Paris,


Renault purchases Europcar,


Creation of subsidiaries in Belgium, Germany, Holland and Switzerland,


Acquisition of Budget in Italy: Corporate development in Spain,


Acquisition of Godfrey Davis UK, Creation of Europcar International,


Creation of subsidiary in Portugal,


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


Merger with Interrent Car Rental GmbH,


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


Europcar launches an innovative Online Reservation System via the internet in February,          

Volkswagen AG become sole shareholders in Europcar, demonstrating its faith in the ability of the Europcar board and showing commitment in developing as a lifestyle company.



Budget Rent A Car are announced as new strategic partners for Canada and North America ,
Eurazeo acquires 100% of Europcar                                                                                                         Europcar acquires Keddy and Ultramar

Europcar signs a strategic alliance with Vanguards in the US and acquires the european business of Vanguard EMEA

Renewal of the strategic partnership with TUI

2007Europcar acquires Betacar the leading car rental group in the Balearic and Canary Islands and Vanguard's European businesses ("Vanguard EMEA": brands National & Alamo),
 2008Europcar signs a strategic alliance agreement with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the largest car rental company in North America,
 2009Europcar signs partnership agreements with Nissan and Renault, concerning fleet of electric vehicles and common care for the natural environment. First electric powered vehicles – 500 hundred new Renault cars - will be available at Europcar's biggest car rental stations in the third quarter of 2011.


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