eHi Auto Services Adds Roewe Electric Vehicles

Under a new partnership with Chinese car manufacturer SAIC Motor, eHi Auto Services, a Shanghai-based car rental company, has purchased Roewe E50 electric vehicles and Roewe 550 plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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Avis, Budget Top Canadian Travel Awards

At Canada’s Baxter Travel Media Agents' Choice Awards, Avis Car Rental was voted the top car rental company in Canada, followed by Budget Car Rental in second place.

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Zoomcar Expands Car Sharing in India

Launched in Bangalore in 2013, Zoomcar, an India-based car-sharing company, has expanded to its second city, Pune.

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Car-Sharing Company Launches in Iceland

Caritas is Iceland's new car-sharing company, where people can rent out their cars to others.

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Avis Partners with SriLankan Airlines

By partnering with Avis Budget Group, SirLankan Airlines frequent fliers can earn and redeem miles at Avis.

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Frissora Steps Down as Hertz CEO, Chairman

Mark Frissora has stepped down as Hertz chairman and CEO for personal reasons. The Hertz Board of Directors has appointed Brian P. McDonald, president and CEO of Hertz Equipment Rental Corp., as interim CEO of Hertz.

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Deadline Approaching for Professional of the Year Awards

There is less than two weeks left to submit nominations for Auto Rental News Professional of the Year Awards. Presented by American Express, these awards honor associates who demonstrate and promote outstanding customer satisfaction within the car rental process. Deadline is Sept. 19.

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Court Bans Uber in Germany

Uber, a mobile-application-based company that connects customers with vehicle drivers, has been temporarily banned by a regional court in Germany.

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Zipcar Brings More Cars to Palo Alto

Zipcar has partnered with the city of Palo Alto to bring 10 new Zipcars to four city-owned parking facilities.

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Electricity Bills Could Fund Car-Sharing Program

In order to raise $16 million to launch an electric car-sharing program, the city of Indianapolis wants to increase electricity costs by 28 cents per month for Indianapolis Power & Light customers.

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