Car Hire News

Europcar acquires GuidaMi in Milan

27th Jan 2017
Europcar acquires GuidaMi in Milan
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.

Lamborghini signs on for Waldorf Astoria Driving Experiences 2017

25th Jan 2017
Lamborghini signs on for Waldorf Astoria Driving Experiences 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.

New leadership for Eco Rent A Car

9th Jan 2017
New leadership for Eco Rent A Car
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.

Cathay Pacific launches Hertz Rent A Car partnership

24th Dec 2016
Cathay Pacific launches Hertz Rent A Car partnership
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.

Marinello steps up to chief executive role with Hertz as Tague departs

19th Dec 2016
Marinello steps up to chief executive role with Hertz as Tague departs
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.

Europcar Group acquires Irish subsidiary

13th Dec 2016
Europcar Group acquires Irish subsidiary
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.

UK government unveils £3bn in road infrastructure spending

28th Nov 2016
UK government unveils £3bn in road infrastructure spending
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.

Parot steps up to chief executive role with Europcar

25th Nov 2016
Parot steps up to chief executive role with Europcar
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.

Europcar UK adds Toyota Mirai to fleet

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.

Europcar sees revenues rise in third quarter

11th Nov 2016
Europcar sees revenues rise in third quarter
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.
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