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
Our test of the new F-150 PowerBoost netted an extraordinary 19.2 average mpg with a 1,732-lb. payload and 25.1 mpg without. Adding PowerBoost’s 12,700 lbs. of max towing, is it blasphemy to finally turn our backs on diesel for true work applications?
January 4, 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
Panelists during Day 4 and 5 of the Fleet Forward Experience explored how technology is enabling smart mapping and a more efficient supply chain, while others stressed the considerable planning involved to implement electric infrastructure and IoT networks.
November 16, 2020
Overcoming today’s challenges to corporate fleet electrification; understanding how embedded modem data can be used effectively; and straightforward paths to sharing fleet vehicles — it was another busy day at Fleet Forward Experience.
November 12, 2020
Yaro Hetman outlined Ford’s plans to scale its electric ecosystem while fleet management and autonomous technology providers came together for a view on viable autonomous business models.
November 11, 2020
We learned that Tesla is a player in fleet and that autonomy is taking various paths to evolution. Digital keys and car-as-wallet technologies are driving fleet efficiencies right now.
November 10, 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
We asked eight experts from the travel, transportation, and mobility spectrums: Will the pandemic accelerate certain mobility options, or will latent hesitancies exist from a health/safety standpoint that will dampen the market for a long time?
April 14, 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
Data management and protection, electrification, telematics, video technology, mobile servicing, shared mobility, and advanced safety tech took center stage in San Jose.
November 26, 2019
The used car market has adopted a Swiss Army-knife approach to managing the “off-lease tsunami,” which turned into a manageable rising tide. Are new market dynamics breathing life into a segment left for a dead, the midsize sedan?
November 18, 2019