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Getaround Launches in Washington, D.C.

Getaround’s launch in Washington, D.C. marks the first East Coast market for the carsharing service.

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Rentecarlo Launches Peer-to-Peer Car Rental Website in UK

The UK startup Rentecarlo has launched a peer-to-peer car rental service, allowing car owners to rent out their vehicle.

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Zipcar Releases Study on ‘Urban Boomers’

The study revealed that adults ages 50 to 69 living in urban areas are a prime demographic for carsharing.

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Mark Servodidio Named Managing Director of Avis Budget Group Europe

Avis Budget Group announced the appointment of Mark Servodidio as the managing director in Europe.

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CarTrawler Enters Partnership With Swiss International Air Lines

Under a new partnership, SWISS customers will have access to ground transportation services.

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Advantage Funding Purchased by Macquarie Group

Macquarie Group Limited announced it has purchased Advantage Funding Management Co. Inc.

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Zipcar Launches in Hawaii

The carsharing company is rolling out its first Hawaii location in Waikiki on the island of Oahu.

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Off-Lease Rental Cars Juiced April Wholesale Prices

Average wholesale used vehicle prices increased in April in a trend attributed to a significant proportion of sales of higher priced, late-model, off-rental, manufacturer program vehicles that elevated average prices, according to ADESA.

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Fox Announces New Technologies and Expected Rate Increases

Fox Rent-A-Car has invested in a new website platform, a mobile platform and improved customer service tools. The company expects to raise rates by 15% in corporate stores starting July 1.

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UK Rental Companies Plan for Abolition of Paper License

Car rental operators are taking a range of approaches to help renters in the UK and abroad deal with the abolition of the driver's license paper counterpart.

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The Promise of Telematics for Small Fleets

Did you know women really are safer drivers than men? Using this and other types of big data to analyze risk is the new frontier for small fleets.

How Phil LeBeau Got it Wrong

The CNBC airline and auto reporter made some questionable assumptions as to the health of the car rental industry.

“Total Loss” Category Causing Unneeded Losses for Fleets

On Carfax and AutoCheck’s vehicle history reports, the category “Total Loss” is often used for vehicles that are satisfactorily repaired. Is that fair?

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