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Green Motion Expands to Latvia

U.K.-based car rental company Green Motion has announced that it will open several locations in the European country of Latvia. The company provides low carbon-dioxide car and van rentals.

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Autorent Named Best Rental Brand in UAE

Autorent Car Rental LLC, a car rental company based in UAE, was named "Best Car Rental Brand of 2014 in UAE" by the Global Brands Magazine Awards.

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Avis Added to Mobily Loyalty Program

Mobily, a Saudi Arabia-based mobile telecom service, has added Avis Car Rental as a new partner in its Neqaty program.

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ACRA Meets Senator to Discuss Rental Industry

Sharon Faulkner, executive director of the American Car Rental Association, met with Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) to continue the fight against rental car excise taxes and rental recall legislation.

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Enterprise CarShare Launches in San Francisco

Beginning Feb. 2, Enterprise CarShare will start operating in San Francisco with more than 20 locations. Partnering with General Motors, its fleet will include Sonic, Cruze, Malibu and Equinox for the first four months.

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FSNA Opens 7 U-Save Car & Truck Locations

Franchise Services of North America (FSNA) will be opening seven U-Save Car & Truck Rental locations in the U.S. and internationally, including three locations in New Jersey, one location in Florida, one location in Massachusetts and two locations in Jamaica.

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Avis to Announce Fourth Quarter, Full-Year 2014 Results

Avis Budget Group Inc. plans to report its fourth quarter and full-year 2014 results after market close on Wednesday Feb. 18.

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Seattle Plans to Expand Car-Sharing Program

Seattle City Council’s Transportation Committee passed legislation to expand its free-floating car-share program from 500 vehicles to 3,000 vehicles.

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DriveNow, MasterCard Offer Car-Sharing Card

Partnering with MasterCard, DriveNow will now provide its users with contactless credit cards to pay for, unlock and operate its car-sharing vehicles.

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December Used Vehicle Prices Up Year-Over-Year

December wholesale used vehicle prices fell 0.3% compared to November but increased 2% on a year-over-year basis, according to ADESA Analytical Services' monthly analysis of Wholesale Used Vehicle Prices.

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