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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

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

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

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

Prevailing through a Pandemic: Budget Harrisburg’s Blacktop Story
Kyte: Disrupting the Car Rental Model at the Right Time
U-Save Operator Takes to the Skies for PPE Deliveries
What’s Happening to Carsharing?

What’s Happening to Carsharing?

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

Is B2B a New Growth Area for Car Rental?

Is B2B a New Growth Area for Car Rental?

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

How Fleets Access — and Supply — the Turo for Work Trucks
Subscription Services: One Size Doesn't Fit All
Reinventing Daily Rental

Reinventing Daily Rental

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

Hertz: Customer Pain Points Should Drive Innovation
Is America Ready for Sixt?

Is America Ready for Sixt?

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

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