Green Motion’s Richard Lowden Presents at CarTrawler Conference

Richard Lowden, the founder and CEO of Green Motion, was part of a panel discussion at the 2017 CarTrawler Conference.


House Plan Would Eliminate EV Tax Credit

A $7,500 federal tax credit that has fueled sales of plug-in electric vehicles in recent years could be eliminated if House Republicans can include the proposal in the tax cut bill now under discussion, reports Reuters.


Ford’s Subscription Service Canvas Now Offered in Los Angeles

Canvas users can rent Ford vehicles on a monthly basis. The service is being offered for the first time outside of its home city San Francisco.


HyreCar Expands to New York

HyreCar, a peer-to-peer carsharing marketplace that connects vehicle owners with potential drivers, has expanded its service to New York state.


Commercial Fleet Sales Climb 3.7% in October

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufactures increased 3.7% to 49,801 in October with strong truck sales outweighing a nearly 30% decline in cars, according to Automotive Fleet data.


New York Terror Suspect Rented Truck for Attack

On Tuesday, a driver drove a rented Home Depot truck down a bike lane in New York City, killing eight people and injuring at least 11 others.


Help Make Pricing More Intelligent in the Industry

Auto Rental News is working together with Perfect Price, an artificial intelligence pricing company, to research how car rental companies manage pricing.


October Airport Rates Highest in Three Years

In October, the deseasonalized average at $54.41 and the $8.37 year-over-year increase are the highest rates since the one-month recall shortage spike in July 2014.


WaiveCar Featured on Shark Tank TV Show

WaiveCar, a startup that offers riders free-of-charge, ad-supported carsharing, appeared on the ABC show “Shark Tank” on Oct. 29.


Avis Budget’s Loyalty Program Wins Magellan Award

Avis Budget Group’s Unlimited Rewards, a loyalty program for travel professionals, has been selected as a Gold Magellan Award Winner by Travel Weekly.


car2go Upgrades Seattle Fleet With Mercedes-Benz Vehicles

car2go plans to upgrade its Seattle fleet by replacing its smart fortwo vehicles with compact Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA vehicles. The transition will be completed by the end of 2017.


Zipcar Rolls Out Weekday Vehicle Program for Commuters

Zipcar has launched a new mobility option in select cities for members who depend on a vehicle during the week to commute to and from work. The service is available from Monday at 5 a.m. until Friday at 7 p.m.


Survey: Travelers Discuss Biggest Vacation Challenges

According to Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s “Instant Insider” survey, eight out of 10 travelers cite “fitting everything in when your trip is too short” as one of their biggest travel-related challenges.


Weekly Wholesale Values Remain Flat

Average wholesale values saw little change last week compared to the week before it, with depreciation falling in both the car and truck segment, according to Black Book’s Oct. 30 Market Insights report.


Mile Fleet Says Happy Halloween

The team at Mile Fleet takes Halloween seriously at its office.


Europcar New Zealand Now Renting Electric e-Golfs

Europcar New Zealand is now offering an all-electric vehicle fleet for rent in Auckland and Christchurch.


Electric Carsharing Service Launches in Bulgaria

An electric carsharing service called Spark has started in Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia.


Strong Rent A Car Joins Nojoom Loyalty Rewards Program

Ooredoo has announced that Strong Rent A Car is now part of Nojoom’s partner network. Nojoom is a loyalty rewards program in Kuwait.


Verizon Telematics Expands Offerings

Verizon Telematics has become the largest provider of built-in telematics and mobile applications for commercial vehicles and has moved closer to rebranding its product offerings for its customers, CEO Andrés Irlando told an audience gathered at the annual Latitude conference.


GO Rentals Launches Fleet of Camper Trailers

New Zealand-based GO Rentals has announced the introduction of its GO Glamper fleet of camper trailers. Currently available in Christchurch and Auckland, the trailers feature a double bed, private toilet unit, kitchenette, and solar-powered lighting.


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