Schiphol to build Netherlands’ largest EV-ready car rental facility

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport has started the construction of a brand-new Car Rental Service Center. It will be the Netherlands’ largest car rental company facility, accommodating about 2 500 vehicles and able to charge some 300 EVs simultaneously. The building is expected to be finished by the end of 2024.

Schiphol is transforming the former P4 car park into a new future-proof car rental location with a total surface area of 40 000 m2. There will be five buildings where car rental companies can maintain, repair, and wash their vehicles.

Five largest car rental companies

The new construction at Schiphol will accommodate the five most significant car rental companies – Hertz, Sixt, Europcar, Enterprise, and Avis/Budget – under one roof, which will be covered with 17 000 square meters of solar panels. This way, Schiphol encourages car rental companies to transfer to electric vehicles.

The solar panels will generate a large amount of electricity, equal to the yearly energy consumption of about 1 000 households. The new electric infrastructure will charge more than 300 electric cars simultaneously.

Transition

“With this new location, we are not only providing the car rental companies with better facilities but, most importantly, encouraging the use of electric cars,” said Schiphol’s commercial director, Arthur Reijnhart. The airport aims to make electric car usage to and from Schiphol Airport commonplace.

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