Car Hire News

Avis Car Rental welcomes DS 5 to fleet

17th Sep 2016
Avis Car Rental welcomes DS 5 to fleet
Avis Car Rental has become the first and only car rental company to welcome the latest model from the French automobile brand DS, the New DS 5, to its fleet. Avis customers looking to experience the brand new, stylish and technologically advanced New DS 5, can now rent the latest addition to Avis’ UK fleet from a number of locations across the country.

Ordnance Survey launches OS Road maps in UK

16th Sep 2016
Ordnance Survey launches OS Road maps in UK
Ordnance Survey’s road map series OS Road returns this month after a seven-year hiatus. The eight map sheets covering the whole of Great Britain are back and with a new twist that is aimed at helping tourists see even more of Britain. For the first time the road maps, which also have a new look and design to their predecessors, will show designated beaches and National Parks visitor centres.

Europcar Long Term launches to UK drivers

13th Sep 2016
Europcar Long Term launches to UK drivers
Europcar has launched Europcar Long Term, a new fixed-rate product designed to give motorists fixed prices on monthly car hire. With rates starting at £360 per month for the mini category and a monthly mileage allowance of 2,520 miles, the leader in car hire services in Europe believes its new solution provides motorists with an ideal alternative to car ownership, maintenance and servicing costs.

Europcar Group acquires Brunel ride-hailing business

9th Sep 2016
Europcar Group acquires Brunel ride-hailing business
Europcar Group has announced the acquisition of Brunel, a London-based ride-hailing business. Brunel is a leading provider of chauffeur and executive driver services, available via a mobile application. It primarily serves companies operating across a range of corporate markets, including investment banks, law, advisory firms and financial institutions.

Ford leads investors in Indian car rental giant Zoomcar

25th Aug 2016
Zoomcar has closed US$24 million in a Series B investment round led by Ford Smart Mobility, a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company. Existing investors Sequoia Capital, Nokia Growth Partners and Empire Angels also participated. The funds will be used primarily to accelerate its marketplace model, along with furthering its technological lead.

Europcar brings Deliver & Collect service to UK

24th Aug 2016
Europcar brings Deliver & Collect service to UK
When it comes to wasted time, Europcar research shows that 43 per cent of people voted traffic and road works as the things that annoy them most. Now travellers – whether making a journey for business or leisure - can save time and avoid unnecessary traffic delays with Europcar Deliver & Collect. Customers booking a car or van from Europcar can have the vehicle delivered to their home or workplace.

Avis Car Rental partners with Ascott for global deal

17th Aug 2016
Avis Car Rental partners with Ascott for global deal
Avis Car Rental has announced the signing of a multi-year partnership agreement with the world’s largest international serviced residence owner-operator, Ascott. Under the new agreement, business and leisure travellers visiting Ascott’s brand websites, Ascott, Citadines and Somerset, will be able to make an Avis reservation by adding a vehicle rental to an existing serviced apartment reservation.

Europcar brings Alfa Romeo 4C to UK fleet

16th Aug 2016
Europcar continues to invest in the premium motoring experience with the addition of the Alfa Romeo 4C to Selection, its fleet of luxury and fun vehicles. Whether it’s booking a car for a special occasion or driving to impress at an important meeting, now Europcar customers can turn heads for the right reasons. “Alfa Romeo is a brand that combines quality design with sporting performance to deliver a thrill for motorists,” said Justin Shaw, fleet director, Europcar UK Group.

Ritz Carlton to introduce electric car charging points

9th Aug 2016
Ritz Carlton hotels will offer electric charging stations at properties across the globe it has been confirmed. Currently installed at a majority of the brand’s North American locations and select international hotels, electric car owners charging at Ritz-Carlton locations can experience all that The Ritz-Carlton has to offer, with extraordinary destinations and exceptional service.

Concur partners with Didi Chuxing in China

9th Aug 2016
Concur partners with Didi Chuxing in China
Concur has announced a new partnership with Didi Chuxing, the world's largest mobile transportation platform, to further simplify the expense management process in China. Concur users who request a ride using Didi Chuxing can now link ride transactions to their Concur account with just a click, creating a seamless experience.
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