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Supply, Chained: Parts Shortages, Price Hikes, and Incentive Cuts
Sixt SE Exceeds Expectations, Earns €78M in Q2

Sixt SE Exceeds Expectations, Earns €78M in Q2

Sixt issued a forecast for the full year for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic, but the forecast was conditioned on assumptions that the COVID-19 pandemic stays in check, that price levels remain high, and that vehicle supply shortages won’t worsen.

July 20, 2021

16 Questions for Getaround

16 Questions for Getaround

Pat Notti, VP of Getaround’s Marketplace and Operations, answers questions on the Power Host Program, including how hosts are managing parking, insurance, vehicle supply, and the depreciation curve, as well as the attributes that make a successful power host.

May 19, 2021

U.S. Travelers Can Now Rent from Major Car Rental Companies on Uber App
Rental Car Companies Hit with Gift Card Scam

Rental Car Companies Hit with Gift Card Scam

Unsuspecting car rental customers are engaging with fraudulent third-party sites for supposed car rentals. Live operators encourage users buy prepaid gift cards and read the PIN over the phone to secure their “rental.”

March 9, 2021

Avis Answers ‘Who Moved My Cheese?’

Avis Answers ‘Who Moved My Cheese?’

During its quarterly investor’s call, Avis Budget Group showed how it’s meeting demand in a dramatically disrupted environment, with insights into sourcing new local market business, the semiconductor chip shortage, and the return of corporate travel.

February 23, 2021

Car Rental Companies Persevere in Texas

Car Rental Companies Persevere in Texas

From sleeping at a branch to using a car as an office — despite having no power at home — car rental company employees in Texas weathered the storm to serve customers with resilience and determination.

February 21, 2021

Chip Shortage Is Affecting Rental Car Orders

Chip Shortage Is Affecting Rental Car Orders

Due to the global shortage of semiconductors used in automobiles, OEMs are telling car rental companies to expect “significant delays” with fleet orders. One operator has had a large order canceled outright.

January 27, 2021

Analysts Are Bullish on Avis

Analysts Are Bullish on Avis

Market watchers are pegging Avis Budget Group’s recent stock spike to the vaccine rollout. They cite the company’s ability to adjust fleet to demand, its solid financial position regarding fleet debt, and its success in removing $2.5 billion in costs for 2020.

December 29, 2020

Wheels Car Rental System Takes on Jerusalema Challenge - and Goes Big
COVID-19 Survey: Rates, Revenues, Optimism Rebound in Q3
GM, Motorq Unveil System to Streamline Fleet Order-to-Delivery

GM, Motorq Unveil System to Streamline Fleet Order-to-Delivery

Motorq’s connected car APIs enable fleet owners to identify the location and pre-delivery status of General Motors’ vehicles. The system uses OnStar technology for “surgical” enablement of data that can be stopped or started as needed.

November 18, 2020

ACRA Board Adopts 2021 Strategic Plan

ACRA Board Adopts 2021 Strategic Plan

The plan includes waiving dues for ACRA members with 399 vehicles or fewer and the creation of ACRA Army to defend the industry at the state and federal government level.

November 12, 2020

Prevailing through a Pandemic: Budget Harrisburg’s Blacktop Story
Kyte: Disrupting the Car Rental Model at the Right Time
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