Europcar’s eco-friendly car cleaning

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A review of its car cleaning policy by Europcar Group, has saved the equivalent of 31 Olympics sized pools of water during 2017.

Europe’s largest car rental company undertook a review of its procedures for cleaning vehicles returned from hire. After each rental, an assessment is undertaken, based on a pre-established list of criteria, to determine whether the vehicle needs an integral cleaning or if a partial dry one is sufficient.

As a result, during 2017, 13 % of vehicles rented by Europcar Group and its subsidiaries have been cleaned without using water.

As part of its participation in the Corporate Social Responsibility project, named Commit Together!, Europcar Group has set the objective by 2020 of reaching 20% of vehicles processed without water.