Opel/Vauxhall and Europcar have announced an agreement to introduce the Opel/Vauxhall Ampera as a rental car throughout Europe. With the market introduction of the electric Ampera by the end of 2011, Opel/Vauxhall is to create a new segment in the European automotive market and underline its role as a trendsetter for initiative mobility solutions. The two companies are joining forces to facilitate the introduction and expansion of electric mobility, broadening the range of people that will be able to enjoy the benefits of electric mobility from the Ampera's launch. The intention is to deploy the first vehicles in Europcar rental outlets in Germany in November of this year, followed soon afterwards by Belgium and the Netherlands. The Opel/Vauxhall Ampera will then be rolled out throughout France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom from the beginning of 2012.