Car Hire News
27th Jan 2017
Europcar Group has confirmed the acquisition of GuidaMi, the station-based car sharing company in Milan. The European vehicle rental services provider take control of the company through subsidiary Ubeeqo, an innovative mobility start-up in which Europcar owns a majority share.
25th Jan 2017
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Italian super sports car maker Lamborghini gave announced new dates for the Waldorf Astoria Driving Experiences. With new destinations to explore, Lamborghini will provide bespoke drive adventures for Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts around the world.
9th Jan 2017
Eco Rent A Car, an India-based ground transportation service provider, has named Gautam Nath as its new chief executive. Nath will spearhead the company’s operations as it enters into a new phase of growth and expansion.
24th Dec 2016
Cathay Pacific has signed a new partnership with Hertz Global, which sees the car rental company become the airline’s exclusive online car rental service provider. As a result, Marco Polo Club members are eligible to receive complimentary car class upgrades.
19th Dec 2016
Hertz has appointed Kathryn Marinello as president and chief executive. She will take up the roles on January 3rd next year, as John Tague retires from the company.
13th Dec 2016
Europcar Group has confirmed the acquisition of its Irish franchisee, one of its biggest in terms of revenue. Through this acquisition, the group extends its corporate network from nine to ten countries, benefiting from strong leisure flows coming from all its subsidiaries, and strengthens its mobility footprint with the acquisition of the car rental and car sharing activities.
28th Nov 2016
Towns and cities across the UK are set to benefit from £3 billion worth of investment on improving roads in a boost for motorists, according to new plans for the government. It is hoped the investment will lead to quicker and safer journeys and help to build a stronger economy by linking people with jobs, businesses with customers.
25th Nov 2016
Europcar Group’s supervisory board today announced the appointment of Caroline Parot as chief executive officer, effective immediately. She succeeds Philippe Germond, with a mandate to accelerate the implementation of the group’s strategy of becoming a leader in global mobility solutions.
14th Nov 2016
Europcar UK is taking a ground-breaking step by adding hydrogen fuel vehicles to its fleet. Underpinning this initiative is the company’s successful bid for an Office for Low Emission Vehicles grant of €200,000, which is enabling the company to harness Toyota’s hydrogen fuel technology. As the largest private sector winner of the coveted OLEV grant, Europcar UK is adding several Toyota Mirai to its fleet, giving it the largest privately owned fleet of hydrogen cars and strengthening its commitment to reducing fleet emissions.
11th Nov 2016
Europcar has announced total revenue of €707 million compared for the third quarter of 2016, compared to a figure of €693 million in 2015. This represents a 5.1 per cent increase at constant currency. Excluding Locaroise, its third French Franchisee (fully consolidated since July), total revenues growth reached 4.5 per cent.