Car hire firm Sixt has said it is experiencing an increase in enquires from Brits about vehicle rental ahead of expected severe weather across much of the UK, as well as engineering work and strikes on Underground and rail networks. The company said that its switchboard was seeing a 72 per cent rise in calls. […]

The UK’s leading car hire price comparison website, Carrentals.co.uk, has announced that it is teaming up with road safety charity Brake to launch an annual road safety campaign, called Road Sense. Each year the scheme chooses a particular safety issue and encourages motorists to focus on it. This year it is getting car tyres and […]

Car hire firm Dollar Thrifty has rejected the latest take over bid by Hertz Global. The company said the Hertz had failed to meet with necessary requirements by a pre determined deadline. Dollar said that Hertz had not managed to protect against possible objections by the antitrust bodies. Scott Thompson, chief executive of Dollar Thrifty, […]

The long-running battle for control of car hire firm Dollar Thrifty seems to have come to an end as Avis pulls out of the race. The company said it would not be bidding against rival Hertz because of the present market conditions. The company had offered $1.6 billion for Dollar, but industry experts say the […]

Car hire firm Dollar Thrifty has said that it wants to see best final offers from Avis and Hertz, both of which are interested in gaining control of the smaller rival. According to Scott Thompson, Dollar’s chief executive, the prolonged uncertainty about the situation was in the best interests of nobody and that he was […]

The Hertz Corporation has announced that it will be expanding its presence in Asia by opening two new locations in Dhaka. The car rental giant has gone into partnership with Mollah Netcom Ltd which is a subsidiary of the Mollah Group. The announcement means that Hertz will now operate in 13 Asian territories and have […]

US car rental giant Enterprise Holdings has said it intends to grow its fleet of electric vehicles, and is the first car hire firm in the country to add the Chevy Volt. The company’s chief executive officer and chairman, Andrew Taylor, said that 1.6 million vehicles were introduced to roads in the US by car […]

A deal worth $1 billion has been announced which will see Avis Europe reunited with Avis Budget in the US. The American company will purchase its European counterpart, which is listed in London, for 315 pence per share. D’Ieteren, the Belgian car dealership which owns a 60 per cent stake in Avis Europe has given […]

The Autolib’ electric car rental scheme set to roll out in Paris in December is facing a challenge from more traditional car rental firms including Hertz and Avis. The hire companies are complaining that the scheme, which will allow tourists and residents in the French capital pick up a vehicle from docking stations around the […]

As the battle for Dollar Thrifty continues between car rental giants Avis and Hertz, The board at Dollar is asking shareholders in the hire company not to tender shares after Hertz offered a buy out deal worth $2.25 billion. Stockholders have been advised by the Tulsa based company not to take any action, even though […]

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