Looking for cheap car hire in Europe? Chances are you’ll be coming into contact with Europcar, one of the biggest car rental companies on Skyscanner Car Hire! In fact, Europcar is the leading brand for car rental company in Europe. The company first started in Paris in 1949, and it has recently been purchased by the European company Eurazeo. Previous owners have included Renault and Volkswagen, who have had a slight influence over Europcar’s fleet too. They have a very strong presence in the UK, France and Germany, but they are now a world wide company. In 2013, Europcar linked up with Enterprise to make them the biggest car rental network in the world. At this point in time, they have 2,825 branches in over 140 different countries. You can recognize them by their iconic green booths all around European airports – you might have seen their logo used when they sponsored the ICC Championships, too. It’s not just Europcar’s logo that’s green, either. In 2009 they were one of the first companies to make a large order of electric vehicles from Renault, and they also have a partnership with Nissan and Renault to advance zero-emission mobility on a global scale. When you visit their website, you’ll see that they have a variety of different rental services – car rental, van hire and ‘prestige’ hire. Prestige hire includes car rentals on top spec executive cars, perfect if you’re travelling on business and need to impress. Choose from a luxurious new Mercedes-Benz CLS coupe or a Jeep Grand Cherokee; either way you’re bound to get a great deal with Skyscanner’s Car Hire Tool! Europcar also offer great flexibility if you’re moving, as they are able to drop a van off at your house and pick it up at a different location – very nifty! Visit their website to see the full T&C’s and where this service is available. If you happen to be travelling and need car hire on the other end of your journey, check out Europcar’s partnerships – they currently have links with Emirates, Flying Blue, Priority Pass and Miles & More.