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.


Enterprise Holdings Grows Revenues 6.5%, Fleet Size Static

Enterprise Holdings achieved annual revenues of $22.3 billion in fiscal year 2017, while fleet size remained equal to 2016 at 1.9 million vehicles. Share of airport business is now 38%.


ACE, Advantage Rent-A-Car Top Loyalty Customer Report

ACE Rent A Car and Advantage Rent-A-Car earned the highest rates on the Temkin Group’s Loyalty Index report for 2017.


Avis Budget Recognized for Supplier Diversity

Avis Budget Group Inc. has been honored with awards for its efforts in promoting opportunities for disadvantaged, minority, and women-owned businesses.


October Depreciation Rates Seasonally Low

Depreciation trends for both car and truck segments are seasonally lower than what is normally expected this time of year, according to Black Book’s Oct. 23 Market Insights report.


American Car Rental Association Names New Board of Directors

Joe Knight has resigned as president of the American Car Rental Association (ACRA) but will remain on the board. Bill Plamondon has been named the new president, Robert E. Muhs is the new vice president, and Eric Rothman was appointed as a new board member.


Hertz to Announce Third Quarter Financial Results

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. plans to report its third quarter 2017 financial results on Thursday Nov. 9.


Hyundai Recalls Sonata Cars for Seat Belts

The recall, which includes hybrid vehicles, covers more than 443,000 Sonata sedans in the 2011-2015 model years.


Sixt to Create 300 Jobs at New Florida Headquarters

Sixt North America has selected Fort Lauderdale as the location for its new expanded North American headquarters. The expansion will create 300 new jobs and invest $10.4 million in the local community.


car2go Adds Mercedes-Benz Vehicles to Portland Fleet

car2go has updated its Portland, Ore., fleet to be fully comprised of compact Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA vehicles. The company will retire its two-seater smart fortwo vehicles.


Is Ride-Hailing Reducing Number of Vehicles on Road?

A study by the University of California Davis’ Institute of Transportation Studies looked at the adoption, utilization, and impacts of ride-hailing (Uber and Lyft) in the United States.


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