Which type of vans to rent with Europcar?

With a fleet of over 43 000 utility vehicles available across Europe and Australia, we are confident we can deliver the right type of van or truck for you within 4 working hours. We have recent brands and models for each type of van, from small wheel base vehicles to large cargo vans, when and where you need them thanks to a network of 856 stations including 42 vans and truck supersites stations.

Short wheel base van rental

It is a common misconception that the term wheel base refers to the length of a utility vehicle, but this is not true. In fact, it is related to the distance between the centre point of the front wheels and the centre point of the back wheels.
A Short Wheel Base (SWB) van is a functional load carrier with a load capacity of up to 6m3. It comes with a full width bulkhead, which separates the loadspace from the cabin that can accomodate two to three persons. Those versatile and smaller vans feel sportier to drive than their larger counterparts and are easy to drive and park in narrow city streets , thanks to a better turning circle, making them a great option for moving in inner cities and transporting or delivering white goods and larger items.

Long wheel base van rental

Long Wheel Base (LWB) are utility vehicles that have over 8m3 to 14m3 of load capacity. Vans with a longer wheel base will have more space to collect and deliver items such as bikes and large pieces of furniture. Long wheel base vans are also more stable due to its larger footprint on the road and provide a smoother drive on bumpy roads. Widely used by the logistics sector, the significant capacity of the long wheel base means you keep optimise your time on the road to get the job done.
For these reasons, long wheel based vans size are popular choices when moving home or transporting bulky goods.

Moving van rental

Moving vans are utility vehicles that have a versatile range haulage, and it's about as big as you will need for both domestic removals or commercial good transportation. With engine sizes of over 2 litre and turbos added, moving vans can easily handle payloads of up to 1 tonne. There are no wheel arches taking up valuable space in the rear of a moving van. There is also additional storage space above the cabin, which is ideal for bags of clothes, bedding or other lightweight items.
It's the largest type of van you can drive with a basic car license, they drive like a normal car and have the usual controls of accelerator, clutch, gears, plus two large wing mirrors to make the drive as smooth as possible. If you are worried about heavy lifting, why not rent a moving van with a tail lift?
* Not available in every country. Check local station for availability.

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