Europdrive - Our Cross-border Breakdown Cover
If the UK leaves the European Union without a ratified Withdrawal Agreement then UK nationals will, in future, be required to carry new documentation when taking a UK registered vehicle abroad.
If you intend to take a Europcar hire car out of the UK and into another country post-Brexit then, in addition to our written consent (the VE103B), you will also need to show proof of insurance cover. When you purchase our Europdrive Breakdown Cover or our Cross-Border pack (whichever one applies to your trip and provides essential breakdown cover) then, if you are driving the hire car under our collision damage waiver cover (CDW), we will supply you with this proof of insurance in the form of a “Green Card”.
Europdrive is Europcar's cross-border breakdown product that is mandatory* for customers if they wish to take their UK hire abroad. Whether you're just visiting Rep. of Ireland, crossing the channel to Calais or going on a longer cruise, Europdrive is essential.
Not only does Europdrive give customers peace of mind with 24 hour, 365 day breakdown cover whilst they're overseas, but it also provides them with a proof of ownership of the vehicle as is a legal requirement within the EU. Customers are only required to pay for the time the vehicle is abroad**.
Once purchased, customers will recieve an RAC booklet with all the necessary documents to take their UK car hire abroad, including details of the breakdown service available and emergency telephone numbers. In the unlikely event of a breakdown, if the vehicle cannot be fixed, a replacement vehicle will be provided to complete their journey.
With Europdrive, customers are covered to take their UK vehicle hire into the following countries***:
- San Marino
Contact your pickup location to purchase Europdrive ahead of your hire.
Call our Reservation team on 0871 384 9900****
Europdrive gives you:
*Europdrive can only be purchased over the phone or at the pickup station a few days prior to your pickup date. As Europdrive is mandatory, Europcar reserve the right to cancel the whole booking if Europdrive is not purchased alongside.
**The cost of Europdrive depends on the length of time the customer plans to take the car abroad and ranges from just £84 for a 1-3 day hire and up to £240 for 28 days +. For example, if the customer is hiring a vehicle for 10 days, but is only driving abroad for 3, they will only need to purchase Europdrive for the 3 days that they are not in the UK. Customers are advised to speak to their Europcar pickup location if they are thinking of taking their hire abroad.
Europdrive Price (incl VAT)
1 - 3 days
4 - 7 days
8 - 13 days
14 - 20 days
21 - 27 days
***Please note that customers are unable to take the following vehicles out of the UK:
- Any Mercedes vehicles in both standard and Selection fleet.
- All Selection vehicles
- Box taillifts, LDV Maxus vans & minibuses.
- All premium and luxury vehicles within the standard fleet within the following car categories:
FCAR, PCAR, PCMR, PDMR, PWAR, PWMR, LCAR, LDAR & LWAR including the BMW 3 and 5 series, Mercedes C and E class, Audi A6 and A4 and Volvo XC90.
****(Calls to 0871 numbers will cost 10 pence per minute plus your phone company's access charge)