Car Hire News

Europcar launches Airport Connect

10th Jun 2009
Europcar, the UK's leading car hire company, has announced the launch of its latest product - Airport Connect.
Lugging heavy bags across town, while worrying about whether train delays will cause missed flights, isn't the best way for any traveller to kick-off their holiday of intended rest and relaxation. This is why Europcar has created Airport Connect to alleviate some of the stress of travelling to the airport with a convenient and comfortable car hire option that helps get holidays off to a flying start.

Europcar to offer electric hire in Oz

28th May 2009
Europcar has teamed up with Nissan to market and promote the use of electric vehicles. The new partnership means motorists in Australia and New Zealand will be able to rent an electricity powered vehicle from selected Europcar outlets as early as 2010.

Europcar and Nissan form zero-emission vehicle partnership

27th May 2009
Nissan and Europcar - the European leader in passenger car and light utility vehicle rentals - are forming a partnership to offer electric vehicles for hire to support zero-emission mobility on a global scale.

Europcar Launches Free Home Delivery and Collection

21st May 2009
Europcar, the UK's leading vehicle rental company, is offering free delivery and collection for car and van hire with its new weDeliver service, allowing customers to phone the company and get a car delivered to their door within a guaranteed two hour time window.

Europcar adds CO2 emissions info to invoices

13th May 2009
Europcar will soon issue its Australian customers rental invoices containing information about a vehicle's CO2 emissions. The new invoicing system including CO2 data was recently rolled out in New Zealand, garnering an enthusiastic response from both customers and the motoring industry.

Avis Upgrades Where2® GPS Device with Flight Status Feature Provided by MSN® Direct

4th May 2009
Avis Upgrades Where2® GPS Device with Flight Status Feature Provided by MSN® Direct
Avis Rent A Car today unveiled the latest enhancement to where2®, the Company's portable Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation device. Avis where2 renters can now input their flight number or a time range into their GPS unit and receive up-to-date departure and arrival times, provided by MSN® Direct. There is no additional cost for this feature.

Amadeus unveils new car rental options

1st May 2009
Amadeus unveils new car rental options
Amadeus has launched the latest update of its global corporate travel solution - Amadeus eTravel Management - unveiling a range of new features for car rentals.

THRIFTY.com Hits the Road with Upgrade, New Features

28th Apr 2009
THRIFTY.com Hits the Road with Upgrade, New Features
hrifty Car Rental, a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: DTG), today took the wraps off its recently retooled Web site, THRIFTY.com. The streamlined THRIFTY.com debuts with new features that will greatly enhance consumers’ driving experience on the site, including:

Savvy strategies steer Europcar through bear market

2nd Apr 2009
Rapid-response fleet cuts and integrated cost synergies have helped Europcar post a resilient set of annual figures, despite a sharp slump in demand due to the downturn. The car hire giant posted a stable revenue of €2.1 billion, up 0.5 percent, despite an unprecedented contraction of demand in second half, whilst consolidated growth was 2.2 percent higher.

Europcar heeds warning as 1Car1 goes into administration

26th Mar 2009
[image1_left] Europcar, the UK's leading vehicle rental business, has warned that the vehicle rental sector will face challenges as 1Car1, one of Europcar's competitors, goes into administration.
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