- Press Release Distribution

Europcar Launches New Generation Electric Cars

Europcar has signed a partnership agreement with PSA Peugeot Citroen to introduce two new electric vehicles into the car hire market in 2011.

LONDON, ENGLAND, October 08, 2010 ( Europcar, the European leader in car hire, has announced that the first new-generation electric vehicles to hit the European car hire market, the Peugeot iON and Citroen C-Zero, will be introduced in 2011. The new vehicles will allow Europcar customers to drive up to 150km with a fully charged battery. The vehicles will be silent and will not emit any CO2 or other pollutants, further enhancing their ecological benefit.

After the introduction of the two new models, Europcar will gradually install the infrastructure needed to recharge the batteries at its 2,500 car hire locations around Europe. This agreement enhances Europcar's offering in terms of zero-emissions fleet and further illustrates the company's commitment to promoting green mobility through green car hire.

The agreement to launch the Peugeot iON and Citroen C-Zero into the car hire market was signed at the Paris Motor Show in the presence of PSA Peugeot Citreon's Jean-Marc Gales, Executive Vice-President of Sales, Marketing and After Sales and Christian Peugeot, Central Marketing Director.

Philippe Guillemot, Chief Executive Officer of Europcar Group, said: "We are proud of this new partnership with PSA Peugeot Citroen because it is in keeping with Europcar's core commitments to sustainable development and technological innovation. With this agreement, we want to further demonstrate our ability to innovate and contribute to the emergence of new mobility solutions."

Europcar has been a pioneer in sustainable development since opening its first environmental station for electric cars in Paris in 1999 and it further strengthens its environmental strategy through this partnership.

About Europcar
Europcar is the European leader in passenger car and light utility vehicle rentals. The company serves business and leisure customers throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. Excluding franchise operations, in 2009 Europcar signed 9.5 million rental contracts, with 7,000 employees and a fleet exceeding 190,000 vehicles. In September 2008, Europcar and U.S. market leader Enterprise Holdings joined forces in a strategic commercial alliance to form the world's largest car rental network, with more than 1.2 million vehicles and 13,000 locations around the world. Europcar is owned by the French investment company Eurazeo.

Europcar is the European market leader and is also leading in its environmental approach to car rental. It opened its first "environmental agency" in Paris in 1999, and in 2008 it was the first company in Europe to have its "Environmental Charter" - which formalizes its commitments in favor of sustainable development - certified by Bureau Veritas.



British Airways Launches New Routes to Haneda, Japan

British Airways has announced the launch of a new route to Haneda in Japan in a push to open up the domestic Japanese market to UK travellers. The five-a-week service from Heathrow to Haneda will begin on February 19, 2011. The flight to Tokyo will be served by a Boeing 777, with a four-class configuration enabling customers to choose from First, Club World (business class), World Traveller Plus (premium economy) or World Traveller (economy). Prices will start from GBP721. Between February 19th and March 26th, the service will operate on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday ...

Saxo Bank Releases Quarterly Outlook for Q4 2010

In its economic outlook for the fourth quarter of 2010, Saxo Bank recognises growing optimism in recent months due to a strong earnings season but the state of the US economy still overshadows these results. Saxo Bank, the trading and investment specialist, expects final sales to remain weak in the second half of 2010 and into 2011 and the unemployment rate to continue to hover just below 10% in the fourth quarter. Commenting on the outlook, David Karsbol, Saxo Bank's Chief Economist, said: "With the S&P 500 currently trading around the same level as it did at the beginning ...

CentRealTech Presentation at ALTA Conference: "High Performance...Are You There?" to be Presented to ALTA Delegates

CentRealTech Inc. announced today that Robert Matanane, President and CEO of CentRealTech, will present a sensational new program entitled "High Performance...Are You There?" to the ALTA delegates at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA on Thursday October 14th 3:30 - 4:30 PM in the Vendor Presentation Session. CentRealTech has smartly invested in and developed a process technology, which truly adds value to the Title Production process and is based on CentRealTech's One Click System. The Title Insurance and Real Estate Industries have been slow to change, and ...

Oct. 10: Sissi, La Bella's Spokesperson Will Give a Press Conference During the Los Angeles Junta Hispana Event

Oct. 10: Sissi, La Bellas Spokesperson Will Give a Press Conference During the Los Angeles Junta Hispana Event
In its fifth year of presenting Hispanic culture to the public, Junta Hispana ( will take center stage in S. El Monte as Los Angeles area residents partake of food, fun and performances, with special prize giveaways sponsored by Rite Aid Corporation. During the days leading up to the event, featured international celebrity and La Bella's ( spokesperson Sissi will accompany the Radio Exitos 93.3FM van to four local retail locations to sign autographs and to answer live calls: - Thursday October 7 : 5:00 p.m. ...

McCusker & Company and Service USA Senior Executives Available for Strategic Product Protection Partnership Meetings During CES 2011

McCusker & Company and Service USA Senior Executives Available for Strategic Product Protection Partnership Meetings During CES 2011
McCusker & Company, a national leading provider of service program warranty consulting services, is partnering with Service USA to host strategic product protection partnership meetings for its industry leading consumer electronics extended warranty plan during the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show taking place in January in Las Vegas. "We are looking forward to discussing industry trends and developments in our innovative consumer electronics product protection plans with some new industry partners," said McCusker & Company President Will L. McCusker. "We have some very ...

The deVere Group Due to Set Up Presence in France Under Leadership of Industry Veteran

The offices, which are due to start opening in the next month, will bring the total number of deVere offices in Western Europe to seventeen. deVere's latest operation will be overseen by industry expert, Richard Bayle. Bayle joined the investment and insurance profession in 1971 and worked in senior management positions for large companies such as Prudential and Siddalls. Before joining deVere, Bayle served as a board member at IFG Financial Services. Bayle was asked by deVere to set up offices in France and at the same time, given his experience and knowledge of the ...

Latin American Cuisine Finds a New Home in Westchester with Opening of Cienega Restaurant

Latin American Cuisine Finds a New Home in Westchester with Opening of Cienega Restaurant
New Rochelle's restaurant scene makes way for a fresh addition. Cienega, the second venue from owners Pedro Munoz and Vivian Torres, boasts both visual and tasteful Latin American delights like its predecessor Luz, which is still going strong in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Jorge Adriazola, former executive chef of Sushi Samba, Chicama, Pipa, Calle Ocho and former sous chef of Douglas Rodriguez's phenomenally successful Patria, holds reign over Cienega's kitchen. Capturing flavors from Peru, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Cuba and Venezuela, Adriazola takes you on a first class ticket ...

San Diego Supercomputer Center participates in 1st Census of Marine Life

After a decade of joint work involving 2,700 researchers from 80 countries, the world's scientists – as well as the general public – can now access the Census of Marine Life, which provides the first in-depth look at the more than 120,000 diverse species which inhabit our oceans. The Census of Marine Life initiative, started in 2000, is the result of one of the largest scientific collaborations ever conducted , the result of more than 540 expeditions and 9,000 days at sea, plus more than 2,600 academic papers published during that period. The just-released census paints ...

Vaccine extends glioblastoma patients' survival in phase II trial

Vaccine extends glioblastoma patients survival in phase II trial
HOUSTON - A vaccine that turns the immune system against brain tumor cells bearing a genetic mutation that drives the most aggressive form of glioblastoma multiforme improved survival of patients in a phase II clinical trial, researchers at Duke University and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Eighteen newly diagnosed patients who were vaccinated after undergoing standard treatment - surgery followed by radiation and chemotherapy - had median overall survival of 26 months compared with 15 months for 17 ...

Microfluidic devices advance 3-D tissue engineering at Stevens

A research team, co-headed by Dr. Woo Lee and Dr. Hongjun Wang of Stevens Institute of Technology, has published a paper describing a new method that generates three-dimensional (3D) tissue models for studying bacterial infection of orthopedic implants. Dr. Joung-Hyun Lee of Stevens, and Dr. Jeffrey Kaplan of the New Jersey Dental School, are co-authors of the research. Their paper, appearing in the journal Tissue Engineering, demonstrates a physiologically relevant approach for studying infection prevention strategies and emulating antibiotic delivery using 3D bone tissues ...


The research was wrong: study shows moderate drinking won’t lengthen your life

Save your data on printable magnetic devices? New laser technique’s twist might make this reality

Early onset dementia more common than previously reported – the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease seems to be on the rise

Pesticides potentially as bad as smoking for increased risk in certain cancers

NUS researchers develop new battery-free technology to power electronic devices using ambient radiofrequency signals

New protein discovery may influence future cancer treatment

Timing matters: Scripps Research study shows ways to improve health alerts

New gene therapy approach shows promise for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Chemical analyses find hidden elements from renaissance astronomer Tycho Brahe’s alchemy laboratory

Pacific Northwest launches clean hydrogen energy hub

Tiny deletion in heart muscle protein briefly affects embryonic ventricles but has long-term effects on adult atrial fibrillation

Harms of prescribing NSAIDs to high risk groups estimated to cost NHS £31m over 10 years

Wearing a face mask in public spaces cuts risk of common respiratory symptoms, suggests Norway study

Some private biobanks overinflating the value of umbilical cord blood banking in marketing to expectant parents

New research in fatty liver disease aims to help with early intervention

Genetics reveal ancient trade routes and path to domestication of the Four Corners potato

SNIS 2024: New study shows critical improvements in treating rare eye cancer in children

Wearable devices can increase health anxiety. Could they adversely affect health?

Addressing wounds of war

Rice researchers develop innovative battery recycling method

It’s got praying mantis eyes

Stroke recovery: It’s in the genes

Foam fluidics showcase Rice lab’s creative approach to circuit design

Montana State scientists publish evidence for new groups of methane-producing organisms

Daily rhythms depend on receptor density in biological clock

New England Journal of Medicine publishes outcomes from practice-changing E1910 trial for patients with BCR::ABL1-negative B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Older adults want to cut back on medication, but study shows need for caution

Nationwide flood models poorly capture risks to households and properties

Does your body composition affect your risk of dementia or Parkinson’s?

Researchers discover faster, more energy-efficient way to manufacture an industrially important chemical

[] Europcar Launches New Generation Electric Cars
Europcar has signed a partnership agreement with PSA Peugeot Citroen to introduce two new electric vehicles into the car hire market in 2011.