City Proposes Carsharing Services Park in Residential Driveways

The City of Cambridge, Mass., is proposing that carsharing services (such as Zipcar) can use private driveways and other residential parking spaces to park their vehicles.

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Silvercar Added to Austin A-List for Startups

Silvercar, the app-based car rental operation, has been named to the 2015 Austin A-List by the Austin Chamber of Commerce. Silvercar was honored as a promising startup company.

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Avis Named Top Ground Transportation Provider

NetJets, a private aviation provider, has named Avis Car Rental as “Grand Transportation Provider of the Year.”

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Enterprise Acquires AllCar, Carpingo Brands

Enterprise Holdings announced today that it has purchased the AllCar Rent-a-Car and Carpingo brands from Citiwide Auto Leasing Inc.

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New Zealand Vehicles Now Average 14 Years

The average age of New Zealand cars has reached 14 years for an increase of 3.5 years in the past 15 years.

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Sixt Launches ‘Drive Smug’ Campaign in UK

Sixt has launched its first U.K. marketing campaign “Drive Smug” in London’s Canary Wharf subway station. The campaign features orange billboards with Sixt’s premium vehicle offerings.

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NY Hedge Funds Invest in Chinese Car Rental

Tiger Global Management LLC and SRS Investment Management LLC, two New York hedge funds, plan to invest $150 million in shares in eHi Car Services, a car rental and chauffeuring company based in China.

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Avis Encourages Booking Summer Europe Rentals Early

With experts predicting a busy summer travel season for Europe, Avis Car Rental encourages visitors to book reservations early to ensure vehicle availability and help get a better price.

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Enterprise to Sponsor Europa League

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has signed a three-year agreement with UEFA to become an official sponsor of the UEFA Europa League beginning with the 2015/16 football (soccer) season and ending in 2017/18.

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Ford Starts Carsharing Program in London

Ford Motor Co. has officially launched its London-based GoDrive carsharing service to the public.The project started as one of more than 25 experiments through Ford Smart Mobility.

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It’s Time to Pass the Recall Bill

The death of a renter in a vehicle under open recall underscores the need for federal recall legislation.

How Much Does Driving Style Affect MPG?

We conducted three tests using an in-vehicle data logger with surprising results — and some questions on whether one car’s computer is telling the truth on fuel economy.

Would Car Rental in Europe Benefit from Consolidation?

A market controlled by brokered transactions will continue to suffer price pressures and customer service issues.

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