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Hertz plans to have “a considerable portion” of its fleet be electric by year’s end with...

Understanding Hertz’s First-Mover Advantages with EV Rentals

Hertz’s massive EV rental initiative will have impacts in the corporate and B2B sectors. It will also provide a hedge against supply shortages and deflated pricing, whenever that comes. But blazing a trail is never easy.

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Panel members attempted to look in their crystal balls on Tuesday's breakfast keynote to assess...

ACCRO's Craig Hirota Recaps 2022 ICRS

The vice president of the Canadian car rental association puts into context the dynamics of the industry going into the event, the overall attendee atmosphere at ICRS, and his takeaways from the seminars.

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Gary Smith and Gerardo Bermejo shared Europcar’s new strategies and focus at the show, but not...

Europcar’s Plans for the New Mobility Landscape and U.S Entry

What are Europcar Mobility Group’s plans for growth in the U.S.? Get the inside scoop from ICRS’ opening keynote here, along with how its portfolio of brands is engaging in the broader mobility spectrum across the world.

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One of Crespo's takeaways was for operators to continuously offer creative solutions and drive...

"Travel in LATAM: The Big Picture" Panel Unveils Travel Insights and Industry Unity

As demonstrated in just one of several Latin American-focused panels at the 2022 ICRS, car rental operators reported that the state of the industry is healthy and unified. Here is one speaker's take.

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Sharon Faulkner, on behalf of ACRA, presents the annual Impact Award to Leslie Pujo of Plave Koch.

Photo Highlights: 2022 International Car Rental Show - Day 2

The energy among all 800+ attendees continued well into the final day of 2022 ICRS in Las Vegas. Check out these photos from the second day of the show!

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In terms of its progress fleeting electric Teslas, Hertz said it has launched in over 30 markets...

Hertz Boosts Q1 Revenue 40%

Earnings fared even better, as Hertz posted $614 million in adjusted corporate EBITDA — its best performance in the first quarter since 2007.

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Net income for the quarter was $527 million and adjusted EBITDA was $810 million, the company’s...

Avis Budget Group Reports 77% Revenue Spike in Q1

This quarter’s revenue was also 27% higher than the same period 2019, the last normalized quarter.

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Throughout his career, Farrow worked with several of the rental giants, and spent time in the...

In Memoriam: Bob Farrow

Four-decade automotive veteran, Bob Farrow passed away on April 20, 2022, after a brave but short battle against pancreatic cancer. He most recently ran his own firm, BFC Management Consulting.

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Free2move's carsharing service allows customers to rent a car by the minute, hour, day, or month.

Free2move Acquires Share Now

The carsharing company expands its mobility business by acquiring Share Now, adding 14 European cities to Free2move’s seven existing mobility hubs in the U.S. and Europe. Here's what the move means for the company's larger strategy.

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Franchisors and affiliates will be able to manage their fleets, from the check-in to check-out...

Zubie Collaborates with Carwiz to Provide Franchisees with Fleet Telematics

The partnership provides Carwiz franchisees with solutions for their vehicle rental operations to simplify processes and provide more robust vehicle usage analytics.

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In a study of major car rental brands, satisfaction dipped 1.3% to an ACSI score of 75 (out of...

Car Rental Customer Satisfaction Drops

Customer satisfaction in the car rental, airline, and hotel industries all decreased, according to a recent travel study by the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Online travel agencies are the only industry to improve customer satisfaction.

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The Green Motion Senegal team: Fallou Sambe, Alioune Maodo Diaw, Daouda Diallo, and Serigne Kend.

Green Motion Launches in Senegal

The latest expansion is the first in the country and will service Green Motion customers at Dakar International Airport and Dakar downtown.

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The operator has a large market in Greece and Europe and was named a Gold Winner of...

Surprice Opens in U.S. Virgin Islands

Surprice Car Rentals announces that it has started a new partnership in the U.S. Virgin Islands, adding to the company's other recent expansion global expansions.

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The reimagined marketplace, outlined at this year's annual partner event, EXPLORE, uses a...

Expedia Group Unveils New E-Commerce Platform

The platform, Expedia Group Open World, will deliver entire ecommerce suite for large and small travel partners that contains building blocks like, payments, fraud, conversations, and service.

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All major market segments saw seasonally adjusted prices that were higher year over year in...

Wholesale Used-Vehicle Prices Decline in April

Combined sales into large rental, commercial and government buyers were up over 4% year over year in April.

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Greece has the highest level of “range anxiety” for electric vehicle drivers. It has no fast...

Where is EV Range Anxiety Most Prevalent in Western Europe?

Understanding where public chargers are concentrated is a good indicator of where electric vehicle rentals have a better chance to grow.

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