Car hire giant Hertz has announced that it intends to introduce solar power systems to a number of its vehicle rental stations by the autumn. To start with, Hertz is looking to fit 16 outlets with solar photovoltaic systems similar to the solar energy project which was set up in December at the Hertz centre […]

Leading car hire firm Avis is offering Brits the opportunity to enjoy the extra bank holiday at Easter with a range of competitive deals. Research conducted by the rental company suggests that around a third of all holidaymakers are intending to spend time on home soil enjoying the country’s numerous historic sites and beauty spots […]

Industry leading search market specialist Greenlight has published research showing that car hire comparator Carrentals.co.uk is the number one website for both social media marketing and SEO marketing in the car rental sector. The multi-award winning car rental site topped rankings in October last year for natural searches, grabbing 53 per cent of well over […]

At last, there may be some good news on the horizon for holidaymakers looking to book a car rental in the New Year as the embattled industry crawls its way out of a devastating recession. Experts are predicting that the problems that caused some companies to raise prices by up to 500 per cent over […]

Car hire companies appear to be delivering the levels of satisfaction to their customers that they were before the global economic meltdown. A recent survey by JD Power and Associates shows that all of the big names in car rental have managed to achieve better scores than they did in a similar survey for 2009. […]

Thrifty Car Rental in Oman is now offering customers in the sultanate transport solutions in Ruwi. A new outlet has just been opened in the important business district to supply rental vehicles to residents, tourists and business travellers. The new location is in addition to shops in Al Khuwair, Muscat, Sohar and Salalah. As well […]

Daimler has announced that its smart car2go will be launched at the beginning of 2011 in Hamburg. The launch will be in association with car rental company Europcar, and the initial roll out will be 300 vehicles. The new car2go vehicles will be available for rent in the city centre where demand for the smart […]

The car hire industry is showing a steady return to form after a devastating global recession. During 2009, a lack of funding meant many car rental firms were unable to replenish fleets. The result was a drastic shortage of vehicles across Europe which meant the price for any available vehicles sky rocketed. In countries such […]

The 2010 South African Solar Challenge is underway and has secured a sponsorship deal with car rental firm Avis which will be providing 21 support vehicles. The race kicked off in Pretoria and will last for 10 days. The competitors, all driving solar powered vehicles, will have to complete a 4,000 mile route finishing back […]

Chinese investment company Legend Holdings has announced that it will be taking a majority share in car rental giants China Auto Rental. At a recent press conference Legend Holdings confirmed that it would be injecting 1.2 billion yuan and providing additional finance to assist the growth of the company. China Auto Rental is a nationwide […]

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