CarHopper Expands Rental Services to 4 New Cities

CarHopper, a car rental booking platform, has started operating in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Orlando, and Fort Lauderdale. Now focusing on luxury car rentals, CarHopper has raised $1.5 million in seed funding.

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Mex Rent A Car Launches in Iceland

Mex Rent A Car has opened an affiliate location at Iceland's Keflavik International Airport.

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Hyundai Offers Subscription Service for Ioniq Electric

Hyundai will offer its 2017 Ioniq Electric compact sedan as part of a subscription program in California that allows users to drive the car for at least $275 per month plus tax for 36 months without mileage penalties.

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Safeguarding Your Business with Brokers

While the high-profile bankruptcy of Atlas Choice has left many car rental companies wary of working with brokers, rental companies can take steps to protect themselves and ensure a productive relationship.

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March Prices Down for Used 1- and 3-Year-Old Vehicles

In March, prices were down 2.5% year-over-year for current and one-model-year-old units and down 2.6% for three-model-year-old units, according to ADESA. Overall, wholesale used prices were up 2% compared to February and up 1% year-over-year.

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Hertz Launches Carbon Offset Program

The new program provides corporate customers worldwide with the opportunity to reduce the carbon footprints associated with their vehicle rentals through the purchase of carbon offsets.

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Ride-Hailing Services Add Traffic to Denver Roads

According to a University of Colorado study, about 34% of people would have taken transit, biked, or walked if they hadn’t used ride-hailing services like Uber or Lyft. Passengers in Denver, Boulder, and various nearby suburbs were surveyed for four months.

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AAA Launches Carsharing Service in California's Bay Area

AAA Northern California, Nevada, and Utah is starting Gig Car Share in Oakland and Berkeley. It will be the Bay Area’s only one-way carsharing service.

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National Car Rental Named Rental Partner of Red Sox

National Car Rental has announced a new sponsorship agreement designating National as the Official Car Rental Partner of the Boston Red Sox through 2021.

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Automaker PSA Group Starts Carsharing in U.S.

With its partner Travelcar, PSA Group’s mobility brand Free2Move has launched its first U.S. carsharing service at Los Angeles International Airport. It plans to expand to other U.S. cities.

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Wholesale Market Strengthens on the Week

High vehicle demand delivered strong showings across nearly all vehicle segments in the past week, according to Black Book’s April 17 Market Insights report.

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Zoomcar Adds Mahindra Electric Vehicles to Platform

This partnership will allow individuals to purchase the all-electric Mahindra e2oPlus on Zoomcar’s platform, list the vehicle for rental when not in use, and earn cash to help offset the monthly ownership costs.

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Uber Looks to Partner with Rental Companies in Taiwan

After a two-month suspension, Uber will have to partner with licensed rental car companies in order to resume its ride-hailing services in Taipei.

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Budget Australia Wins Reader's Digest Quality Service Award

Budget Car Rental has been named the gold winner in the car rental category of the 2017 Reader's Digest Quality Service Award.

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Avis Budget to Announce Q1 Results

Avis Budget Group Inc. plans to report its first quarter 2017 results after market close on Wednesday May 3.

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Enterprise Acquires German-Based CARO Autovermietung

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Germany has announced the signing of an agreement to acquire CARO Autovermietung GmbH. The combined business will have more than 200 locations and a fleet of appoximately 17,000 vehicles.

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Rentalcars Connect Provides Transportation Platform to Finnair

With Rentalcars Connect's platform, Finnair customers will have access to a range of ground transportation options, including car rentals, taxis, executive transfers, buses, and trains.

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Avis Budget Completes Transaction to Operate Budget in Poland

Avis Budget Group Inc. has announced the completion of a transaction that will allow the company to operate the Budget brand in Poland directly and to expand its presence in the Polish market.

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Rhodium Car Rental to Expand in Iceland

Rhodium Car Rental will expand in Iceland with its second location planning to open in Reikjavik at the end of the month.

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Mex Rent A Car Opens Location in Guatemala

Mex Rent A Car has launched in Guatemala with a location at La Aurora International Airport.

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Safeguarding Your Business with Brokers

While the high-profile bankruptcy of Atlas Choice has left many car rental companies wary of working with brokers, rental companies can take steps to protect themselves and ensure a productive relationship.

My Number One Takeaway from ICRS 2017

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