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Schiphol to get largest rental car facility in the Netherlands


Work has started on the construction of what will become the largest car rental location in the Netherlands at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

The new facility will be capable of accommodating up to 2,500 vehicles and offer customers the opportunity to rent electric vehicles.

The five largest car rental companies at Schiphol are coming together under one roof, which will be covered by 17,000sqm of solar panels.

With this facility, Schiphol says that it is encouraging car rental companies to make the transition to electric vehicles.

Schiphol is transforming the former P4 car park into a new future-proof car rental location with a total surface area of 40,000sqm.

On the way towards electric mobility 

With these electric facilities at the new Car Rental Service Center, Schiphol is investing in the transition to electric mobility to and from the airport.

It notes that the solar panels will generate a large amount of electricity, equal to the yearly energy consumption of around 1,000 households.

The new electric infrastructure will allow more than 300 electric cars to be charged simultaneously. This contributes to Schiphol’s goal of making the traffic to and from the airport as sustainable as possible.


“With this new location, we are not only providing the car rental companies with better facilities, but most importantly, we are encouraging the use of electric cars,” said Schiphol’s commercial director, Arthur Reijnhart.

“If it were up to us, it would be the most normal thing in the world to drive an electric car to and from Schiphol. Together with the car rental companies, we are moving in this direction.”

The design was made by De Zwarte Hond Architecten and the construction works – expected to be completed by the end of 2024 – are being carried out by Friso Bouw BV.

Hertz, Sixt, Europcar, Enterprise and Avis/Budget will then move from Schiphol Centre and Schiphol South to Schiphol North.

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