Green car hire firm introduces 20th branch across UK in Newcastle

(From Left to Right) Mo Ikram and Will Wynter at Newcatle site

An environmentally friendly car hire firm has recruited a new franchisee in Newcastle marking a milestone ­­20th UK branch.

Green Motion, nine-time winners of rental company of the year, has announced that the landmark Newcastle branch will open to the public on Monday June 11. The branch will be situated at Brunswick Industrial Estate, just ten minutes from Newcastle Airport.

Launched in 2007, the company was the first environmentally friendly rental option for road users. Over a decade on, this is the first branch to serve the North East of England.

Will Wynter, franchisee development manager, said: “We are very excited to be opening in Newcastle and our really looking forward to working with Mo, the new franchisee.

“Our customers are passionate about reducing emissions and it’s fitting that the new branch will be launched in the North East. Newcastle, in particular, is an area that is championing best practice in road emissions, so it’s a natural fit for us.”

The Newcastle City Council has recognised a growing demand for greener travel and is striving to provide a network that encourages the use of low-emission vehicles. Aligning with the city’s plans, Green Motion plans to add some fully electric vehicles to its Newcastle fleet over the coming years.

The new branch will accommodate 30 cars and will be run by Mo Ikram, a lifelong Newcastle resident with experience in running other franchises in the city.

Newcastle Airport is the last of the 14 major UK airports for Green Motion to fill.