Envoy Celebrates LA Launch

New mobility platform targets residential and commercial buildings.

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Daimler’s Carsharing Platform Launches in Berlin

Four months after the launch of a pilot program in Munich, Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler’s peer-to-peer carsharing platform Croove is now being rolled out in Berlin.

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America Car Rental Partners with KAYAK

America Car Rental also has partnerships with several global distribution systems (GDS), including Travelport, Worldspan, Galileo, and Sabre.

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Europcar’s InterRent Expands to Dubai Airport

InterRent, Europcar Group’s low-cost brand, has opened a new location at the Dubai International Airport.

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Dollar Rent A Car UAE, Oman to Unveil New Branding

Dollar Rent A Car UAE and Oman plans to unveil its new branding at this year’s Arabian Travel Market.

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EV Rentals Launches in British Columbia

EV Rentals, a car rental company that rents only electric vehicles, opened its first location in Richmond, British Columbia.

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SF Legislation Looks to Reduce Rental Car Break-Ins

The proposed legislation would prohibit rental car companies from leaving visible barcodes and advertisements on vehicles, which supposedly attract thieves. But is the cure worse than the disease?

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Hertz to Announce Q1 Earnings

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. will host a live webcast discussion of its 2017 first quarter financial results on May 9.

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Uber and Getaround Offer Pilot Program in San Francisco

Through this pilot program, Uber drivers can rent vehicles through Getaround’s peer-to-peer carsharing platform. It’s a flat fee of $5 per hour.

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U-Save Adds Locations in the U.S., Hungary

Franchise Services of North America Inc. (FSNA), franchisors of the U-Save Car & Truck Rental brand, has announced that U-Save has opened two offices in the U.S. (Fulton, Mo., and Ogdensburg, N.Y) and two locations in Budapest, Hungary.

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Getaround Raises $45M in Funding

Getaround Inc., a peer-to-peer carsharing platform, has raised $45M in new capital. With this capital, it plans to expand to additional North American markets.

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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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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

This year’s International Car Rental Show (ICRS) opened the door to new business models facing transportation today — yet adapting to these new technologies is not the first key to survival.

Trump and Regulations: An Alt-Fuel View

With 2025 emissions targets back in review, manufacturers, alt-fuel, and alt-power suppliers weigh in on the potential impacts of Trump’s initiatives.

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