Car Hire News

Acquisitions drive up revenue at Europcar

27th Jul 2018
Acquisitions drive up revenue at Europcar
Europcar Mobility Group has reported revenue of €1,297 million for the first half of 2018, up 28 per cent at constant exchange rates. Organic growth stood at 3.4 per cent.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car expands into Dominican Republic

23rd Jul 2018
Enterprise Rent-A-Car expands into Dominican Republic
As part of its ongoing expansion in Latin America and the Caribbean, the world’s largest car rental company has opened four new Enterprise Rent-A-Car locations at the Dominican Republic’s largest airports.

Gatwick partners with Bluecity for electric car rental scheme

19th Jul 2018
Gatwick partners with Bluecity for electric car rental scheme
In a UK airport first, passengers, staff and local residents can now reserve and pick up a 100 per cent electric car at Gatwick.

Virtuo car rental service launches in London

18th Jul 2018
Virtuo car rental service launches in London
The first 100 per cent mobile car rental service, Virtuo, is set to shake up the car rental scene as it launches in London. Already a success in France and Belgium, with rental services across nine major cities, Virtuo is an innovative car rental service that is changing the face of car rental.

Europcar returns to UK screens for first time in five years

17th Jul 2018
Europcar returns to UK screens for first time in five years
Europcar UK is running its first TV campaign in five years as it aims to raise awareness of its unique leisure Deliver & Collect service and the brand as a whole.

Enterprise Holdings breaks 10,000 location barrier

29th Jun 2018
Enterprise Holdings breaks 10,000 location barrier
The new Rockville, Maryland, Enterprise Rent-A-Car location supports the company in its quest to meet the growing demand for mobility options in the Washington, DC, market and throughout the world.

Uber seeks to renew operator licence in London

25th Jun 2018
Uber seeks to renew operator licence in London
Uber has begun a court case in London as it seeks to renew its operator licence. Officials in the capital last year refused to renew the licence on grounds of public safety and security, a decision which Uber subsequently appealed against.

Hertz Italy to add exclusive Maserati offering to fleet

13th Jun 2018
Hertz Italy to add exclusive Maserati offering to fleet
Hertz Italy has added Maserati vehicles to its Selezione Italia (Italian Collection). Boasting a 100 per cent Italian DNA, Selezione Italia now features the Maserati Quattroporte, Maserati Ghibli and Maserati Levante.

Europcar welcomes Hyundai Kona to fleet

30th May 2018
Europcar welcomes Hyundai Kona to fleet
Europcar UK is extending the choice available for leisure and business travellers with the addition of the Hyundai Kona to its fleet. Europcar UK is the first UK rental company to offer its customers’ access to the compact SUV.

Europcar sees losses widen in first quarter

18th May 2018
Europcar sees losses widen in first quarter
Europcar has reported a loss of €21 million for the first quarter of 2018. The figure compares to a loss of €6 million for the same period last year. Revenue at the car rental giant was €556 million for the first three months of the financial year, up 28 per cent at constant exchange rates.
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