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
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
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
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
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
“There is always opportunity amidst chaos,” says Solomon Cramer, licensee owner of Budget Rent a Car of Harrisburg. “You just have to find it.”
August 24, 2020
This startup car rental platform has grown 20% to 40% month-on-month since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic with partners’ fleets and an app-based delivery model.
August 5, 2020
During the pandemic slowdown, Tom Mellett has been trading the car rental desk for his single-engine plane: “It gives me time to reflect on what we should be grateful for.”
June 2, 2020
With high-profile closures and pullbacks in 2019, the North American carsharing market looks to new market opportunities. But can it grow past its traditional base?
February 12, 2020
Regarding the company’s TNC and last-mile delivery rentals, “I think that business could double its current size,” said Hertz CEO Kathy Marinello on the company’s third quarter conference call.
November 6, 2019
Fetch is an on-demand peer-to-peer rental service for pickups, box trucks, and cargo vans. Cofounder Adam Steinberg says the commercial side is its fastest growing segment.
August 5, 2019
But can they be profitable for car rental? One operator weighs in.
February 13, 2019
European car rental startup Virtuo sees a bright future for the daily rental market serving leisure and corporate customers using an owned fleet — but without the pain points and friction.
September 10, 2018
Auto Rental News sat down with Hertz at GBTA to discuss recent initiatives to improve the customer experience and how the company intends to gain share in a mature market.
August 22, 2018
The top Sixt executives in the U.S. — Sebastian Birkel and Daniel Florence — open up about human interaction in a digital age, Sixt’s culture, career paths, and how the U.S. could soon be Sixt’s biggest market.
March 27, 2018