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FlightCar Launches Mobile App

FlightCar, a peer-to-peer carsharing service operating at airports, has launched its new mobile app. Using a smartphone, customers can list or rent cars, view scheduled trips and check the status of their car while away.

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Transportation Research Center Releases CarSharing Report

In the U.S., 1,181,087 members shared 16,754 vehicles among 23 operators, according to the Transportation Sustainability Research Center's carsharing market outlook for summer 2015.

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U.S. Business Travel Spending to Hit $302B in 2015

U.S. business travel spending will increase by 4.9% in 2015 to $302.7 billion, according to the Global Business Travel Association Foundation. Since 2009, U.S. business travel spending is up 38%.

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Avis Budget Expands Car Sales Program

Avis Budget Group has added Minnesota and Washington to its consumer car sales program.

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KLC Brands Offers Stain Removal Technology

KLC Brands Inc., a manufacturer of odor removal products, has developed a new upholstery stain remover that eliminates tar, lipstick, ink, dirt, water spotting and more.

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Hertz UK Adds Volvo XC90 to Rental Fleet

Hertz is the first car rental company in the U.K. to offer the new Volvo XC90 in its rental fleet.

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Top Rent A Car Offers All-Electric Renault Twizy

Top Rent A Car, an independent car rental company based in Bulgaria, has added 10 electric Renault Twizy vehicles to its fleet.

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Hertz Ends Contract Agreement With Ryanair

Due to a contractual dispute, The Hertz Corp. has ended its car rental agreement with Ryanair. Ryanair is now seeking legal action against Hertz for breach of contract.

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Iceland Passes Law to Allow Carsharing

The Icelandic parliament has recently passed a law permitting peer-to-peer carsharing services.

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Alamo Mexico Named Socially Responsible Company

The Alamo franchise in Mexico has been recognized as a Socially Responsible Company by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy AC (CEMEFI) and the Alliance for Corporate Social Responsibility (AliaRSE).

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