Legends Car Rental Adds Sprinter Vans to Fleet

Los Angeles-based Legends Car Rental has added van rentals to its fleet. New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans are now available for customers.

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Survey: Millennials Would Rather Give Up Social Media Than Lose Use of Vehicles

When faced with the prospect of losing access to a vehicle for an extended time, millennial drivers in particular say they would rather go without social media for a week (50%), according to a survey by Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

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Car Washer Shocked to Find Snake in Rental Car

A car washer at a Globe Car Rental location in Montreal found a surprise under the hood of a rental car: a snake.

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car2go Usage Increases 40% in First Half 2017

Usage of car2go increased by 40% year-over-year in the first half of 2017 compared to the first half of 2016 across all 11 of the service's North American locations. Among car2go's locations, New York, Toronto, and Vancouver have experienced the fastest year-over-year membership growth.

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Maven Orders 250 More Bolts for Carsharing Tests

Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, has ordered 250 more Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles for carsharing tests.

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Perfect Price Launches Car Rental Pilots

Perfect Price, the artificial intelligence company for pricing, has announced four rent-a-car pilots and a goal of 10 active pilots globally by the end of September. Additionally, Michael Kane has been named to the company’s advisory board.

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Hertz Reports Net Loss of $158M

For the second quarter 2017, Hertz Global Holdings Inc. has reported its total revenues as $2.2 billion, a 2% decline versus second quarter 2016. Hertz reported a net loss of $158 million, including $54 million of impairment charges.

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Manheim's Cadigan Retires After 40-Year Career

Jay Cadigan will retire from Manheim, capping a 40-year career in the remarketing industry that included stints at auctions, as well as leasing companies and rental car operators.

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Europcar Reports Revenue Up 10%

In the first half of 2017, Europcar reported revenue of 1.028 billion euros — up 10.1% at constant exchange rates compared with the first half of 2016. Europcar's number of rental days increased to 30 million.

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Hertz France to Pay 40,000 Euros Fine for Data Breach

Hertz France must pay a 40,000 euros fine after personal information from almost 36,000 of its customers was found to be easily available online.

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Sixt Mexico Wins Favorite Customer Award

Sixt Mexico has been awarded as Rentalcars.com’s favorite rental company of 2016 in three of its airport branches: Manzanillo Airport, Morelia Airport, and Torreon Airport.

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GoCar Carsharing Service Expands to Limerick

Ireland’s GoCar carsharing service has expanded to the city of Limerick. Currently, it's available in Dublin and Cork.

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Taxify Ride-Hailing Service Partners With Didi Chuxing

Taxify, a ride-hailing service in Europe and Africa, has announced a partnership with Didi Chuxing’s mobile transportation platform.

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Zoomcar Launches One-Way Self-Drive Service

Zoomcar, an India-based self-driving car rental service, has launched Hop, a one-way intercity self-drive service that will be available in 24 cities across India.

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Avis Budget Revenue Flat on Pricing Declines

Avis Budget Group has reported revenue of $2.2 billion for its second quarter 2017, unchanged compared to Q2 2016. This is primarily due to an increase in overall rental days being offset by a decrease in pricing.

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Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index Rises in Third Consecutive Month

The streak continued in July, with the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index recording its third consecutive record in July. Driven by the 0.75% month-over-month increase in wholesale used-vehicle prices, the index rose 2.6% from a year ago to 130.1, according to the firm.

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Mobility Conference Debuts at Auto Rental Summit

Co-located with Auto Rental Summit at Miami Hilton Downtown, Fleet Forward Conference is designed to bring fleets, fleet suppliers, and technology providers together to provide education and networking on smart mobility concepts and end-user solutions.

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Own the Fleet, Own the Future

In the dialogue surrounding new transportation paradigms, fleets have been off the public radar until recently. Here’s what’s going on, and a way for you to participate in the conversation.

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July Airport Rates Continue to Build Momentum

July was the second month of strong year-over-year rates, up $6.48 from a year ago. The Northeast region had the highest rates with an increase of $15.17.

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Ride Hailing Continues to Accelerate for Business Travelers

In the second quarter 2017, ride-hailing service Uber gained 2% to claim 55% of ground transportation overall, according to the Certify SpendSmart Report. Taxi dropped to 8% while car rental saw a two-point decline in business travel transactions.

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