October 25, 2016 in Green Fleet
The California Competes Tax Credit Committee has approved a $250,000 tax credit for Green Commuter to assist the Los Angeles-based company with continued expansion of its electric vehicle car sharing, vanpool and fleet replacement service.
June 11, 2014 in Green Fleet
The Hertz Corp. is now offering the all-electric 2014 Chevrolet Spark at its San Francisco and Los Angeles airport locations, as well as Hertz local facilities throughout California.
December 3, 2013 in Green Fleet
The California Energy Commission is seeking proposals to spend $200 million starting in 2015 to build out fueling stations and other infrastructure to support hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.
March 25, 2013 in Rental Operations
In a company first for the U.S., Toyota launched an electric car sharing initiative in partnership with the Advanced Power & Energy Program from University of California, Irvine.
January 14, 2013
The Hermosa Beach City Council approved a resolution to bring a car sharing program to the region. The program still needs approval from eight other cities to advance.
July 17, 2012
Out of the top 10 places where thefts occurred, seven of 10 are in California, two in Washington and one in South Carolina, according to data from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
July 11, 2012 in Rental Operations
The car rental company attributes many of its achievements to the West Los Angeles Manager Chris Gonzalez.
June 13, 2012 in Rental Operations, Green Fleet
Under a partnership with Go EV, Enterprise Rent-A-Car will install OpConnect Electric Vehicle charging stations at two of its Southern California offices.
February 21, 2012 in Legislative
The car rental tax would be one of three taxes added to the county’s June 5 election ballot; the other two would increase a hotel tax and start a new tax on commercial parking businesses.
October 11, 2011
In an effort to increase awareness of distracted driving, San Francisco International Airport has placed signs at all its rental car counters, as well as entrances for pick up.
June 29, 2011 in Rental Operations
A rental car recall safety bill was approved by the California Senate judiciary committee and now moves forward to the Senate appropriations committee.
May 2, 2011 in Legislative
The California state Assembly approved a bill on Thursday that would force car rental companies to ground vehicles under a safety recall.
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With fewer drivers and substantially longer fleet lifecycles, fleet managers will pivot to new job functions.
Car rental companies are migrating to vehicle segments with better residual values, though not without bumps in the road.
Taking in the seminars, discussions, and networking at the 2016 Auto Rental Summit, trend lines emerged around shifts in model mix, data protection issues, increasing labor costs, workforce engagement, and new platforms to rent cars.
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