Car Hire News
20th Sep 2016
InterRent and topbonus have partnered to offer its members the best deals available with the Europcar Group low-cost brand. airberlin is the second largest airline company in Germany, while its frequent flyer program topbonus has more than four million members.
19th Sep 2016
Europcar has extended its rental network with the opening of two new central London locations. The new branches, in Bloomsbury and on Marylebone Road, are ideally situated to provide affordable and flexible car hire in central London, where the cost of car ownership is at its highest. The opening of the sites brings the number of Europcar rental locations in the capital to 31.
17th Sep 2016
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.
16th Sep 2016
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.
13th Sep 2016
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.
9th Sep 2016
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.
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.
24th Aug 2016
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.
17th Aug 2016
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.
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.