EUROPCAR has developed a range of ‘on demand’ long term flexible rental products covering both cars and vans aimed at helping companies respond quickly to changing demands in an efficient and cash friendly way.

According to a recent study, lockdown cost SMEs on average, just over £11,700 in lost work, loan repayments and lost earnings and as the economy moves into a ‘new normal’ small businesses face a new challenge – to stay on the road without tying up cash.

Sam Sterry, SME Sales Director at Europecar, said: “For the majority of SMEs the last few months have been extremely challenging – whether they have been working at full pelt supporting essential services, or stood down during the lockdown. Now what is needed is as much flexibility as possible to adapt to an unknown future.”

Instead of being committed to a fixed-term lease or an outright purchase, Europcar’s B2B Flex and Flex+ packages offer companies the opportunity to pick-up vehicles when they need them. And they can be returned after as little asthree3 months – with no upfront deposit or early termination fees beyond the initial three months.

With a wide choice of cars and vans available, a variety of mileage options, 24 hour roadside assistance and competitive rates, fixed for 12 months, flexible vehicle rental allows businesses to stay on top of their finances and adapt quickly to new situations – be that another wave of COVID-19 or an unexpected job that requires additional man and vehicle power.

Sterry added: “Our vehicles, which are generally brand new, can be delivered or picked up from our branches or van supersites nationwide. And in the wake of the pandemic we have added extra hygiene measures to keep everyone as safe as possible.”