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 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 […]

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. […]

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has extended its partnership with Alamo Rent A Car. The alliance will see the firm continue to be the official car hire company at Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Orlando. Guests at Disney Parks and Resorts will have the chance to experience Alamo’s award-winning self-service kiosks. The […]

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has taken delivery of its first Nissan LEAF, an electric powered vehicle it intends to use to show customers and employees the benefits of electric vehicle rentals. This demonstration vehicle will be followed by a delivery of a further 500 Nissan LEAFs from December. This first tranche of cars will be offered initially […]

The close relationship between the Enterprise-Rent-A-Car Foundation and the National Urban League, a movement, established in 1910, that tries to improve the situation of those who live in poorer inner city areas across the US, looks set to continue as the car hire giant donates $3 million to the League’s Whitney M. Young Jr. Centre […]

The US city of Raleigh feels a little bit bigger after the introduction of a new by-the-hour car sharing service. An initiative launched by the city, in conjunction with car rental experts Enterprise Rent-A-Car, means that residents can now pick up a vehicle, any time day or night, for whatever their driving need. The Enterprise […]

In an effort to attract graduates Enterprise has teamed up with Youth Media, the UK’s leading media network aimed at younger people, to create an app which will feature on their YouthWire Desktop Platform. The app will explain to users throughout the country’s universities and colleges how Enterprise operates as a business, its culture and […]

The largest car hire company in the US, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, has been told by a jury that it must pay $15 million to the parents of Jacqueline and Raechel Houck. The sisters were traveling in a vehicle rented from the firm when they died in a car crash in 2004. The damages were awarded by […]

Analysts believe that it is unlikely that another bidder will come to the table with an offer to purchase Dollar Thrifty. Currently, Hertz has put up a $940 million bid for the group, and rivals, Avis are considering putting in a counter offer. Analyst at Abrams Consulting Group, Neil Abrams, said that he couldn’t see […]

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