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February 25, 2019

Benefits of renting cars from private owners with www.autotrent.com

 

Price

 

It isn’t just that renting from a private owner is cheaper than a car rental agency, it’s also the structure of how you can rent a car that is different with Autotrent. Traditional car rentals are daily rentals only. This means that if you need a car to pop down to the shops for some groceries, your only option is to rent a car for 24 hours. With Autotrent, you choose by speaking with the owner what kind of needs do you have. Our platform is designed to not only enable you to borrow cars cheaply, but to encourage car sharing as an alternative to car ownership. If you only need a car once a fortnight (but you really need it), once you take into account the cost of owning a car, the fixed registration and insurance costs, it is actually cheaper to pay for a car only when you need it.

Many of our owners on the platform are people who do need a car more than once a fortnight or month but were also sick of it sitting idly by, and instead are now putting it to use! 

As a borrower, if you’d like to join our car sharing platform you can become a member almost for free.

 

Time

 

Of course time is very important for all of us. With our platform you save a lot of time, calling and going to the rental companies, waiting on the line filling a lot of documents, waiting for the employees, going to some parking far away, checking the car and finally going to your destination.

 

Convenience

 

Unless you live near an airport, chances are there isn’t a car rental agency within walking distance. Autotrent has cars available all over Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Wollongong and Newcastle .There could be cars in your suburb, there might even be one in your street!

 

Huge choice of a different type of cars

 

You have a great chance to drive the car that you dream, to test something new or even to us a van, truck or to rent a special vehicle for your needs.

 

Environmental Benefits

 

Around half of the emissions a car generates are from the actual production of the vehicle. Car sharing studies have found that one car can be shared by ten people, and so we can’t think of a better way to help reduce the environmental impact of cars than to facilitate people sharing them - the fewer cars people need to buy (and have produced) the better!

 

Your best choice: www.autotrent.com

 


The new rental car platform offering travelers to become members and rent different vehicles while they are on their vacation from $3 per day. They can rent anything from a Smart cars, Limosine services, Coach services, Attractions and all the way to Luxury living style like a Private Jet, Yatch or car.

While the number of sign ins around the rental world is commercial-in-confidence, it is already in the tens of thousands and growing exponentially.

Autotrent.com car share and rental platform was launched in November of 2018 and is already equally a strong response to the public around the world.

This new platform offered by Pt Brothers Ltd, allows Autotrent Members around the world to lower the cost of their bookings on car rentals, activities and luxury living styles, the platform offers deals on cars, limousine service, taxi rentals, activities and much more.

reported by: David Kiligan

 

 

 

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Aer Lingus has partnered with the Avis Budget Group to give travellers access to a wide range of rental vehicles around the world. The partnership gives, the airline’s AerClub members, opportunity to collect Avios car hire purchases and enjoy additional benefits. Avis Budget Group is a leading global provider of operating some of the most recognised brands.

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February 20, 2019

The Green Light Optimization Speed Advisory system is part of the Audi Connect Prime technology suite.

Audi expands the Traffic Light Information system in its Connect Prime technology suite to include what the automaker calls Green Light Optimization Speed Advisory. The tech communicates with the infrastructure in certain cities to let drivers know exactly when the light is about to change and tells drivers what speed they should go to hit a green light.

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Audi's Traffic Light Information system receives signals from the central traffic system in participating cities. The center of the instrument cluster shows the phase of the upcoming traffic light and tells the driver how long until it changes. According to the automaker, the tech reduces driver stress because there's no longer a question about whether a green light is about to turn red, and there's no anxiety about how much longer you might be sitting at a red light.

In addition to introducing the new system, Audi also brings the functionality to four new cities: Denver, Colorado; White Plains, New York; Gainesville, Florida; and Orlando, Florida. 

Audi has been developing the Traffic Light Information system for several years, including previewing it at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2014. The company began offering the initial version of the tech in 2016, but the feature only worked in Las Vegas at the time.

A subscription to Audi Connect Prime costs $199 for six months for $499 for 18 months. It comes with a six-month initial trial. In addition to the Traffic Light Information system, the service includes a connection to advise drivers of fuel prices, travel info, and parking information. Google Earth and Google Voice Search are part of the benefits, too. If you're worried about other folks driving your Audi, then Connect Prime has Geofencing, Speed Alert, Valet Alert, and Curfew Alert.

Source: Audi


While Instagram seems to be increasingly flooded with influencers who live nomadic lifestyles and travel to a new country each week, this isn’t the reality for the majority of people.

When you plan a trip, it’s a big deal. Most people don’t get to take vacations too often. The last thing you would want is for your trip abroad to be ruined because you didn’t properly prepare for it. Before you depart for your trip, whether by train, plane, or car, make sure you cover your bases to ensure you won’t have any troubles on your vacation.

Plan, Plan, Plan!

When you’re visiting a dream location of yours that you likely won’t have the chance to return to, this is not the time for spontaneity. There’s nothing worse than arriving at your destination and saying, “Now what?”

Before you leave for your destination, make a comprehensive agenda for your time there. Do plenty of research and check out reviews from people who have visited before. Start by finding out what the tourist “must-sees” are—you don’t want to miss these places. Next, look into tours or excursions you can take. Most cities offer free walking tours where you can meet other tourists and connect with a local tour guide.

Speaking of locals, you’re going to want to make friends with one. They can help you find the hidden spots that aren’t well-known tourist destinations. This doesn’t mean you need to walk up to a complete stranger and introduce yourself, but remember that hotel staff and concierges are local and can recommend the best food spots and beautiful viewpoints.

Now, you don’t have to have every minute of your itinerary planned out. Leave some free time in your plans to explore and go with the flow of the day. But having at least three key activities or locations planned for each day will give you a great agenda to work from, even if some things end up not making the cut.

Look into Your Accommodations

When you land in your vacation spot, you’ll want to appreciate the new location and lifestyle, but you still want to make it feel like home. Your accommodations are vital to having a good trip. Even though you won’t be spending all your time in your hotel, it’s where you’ll be going to unwind, relax, and properly rest for your next day of adventures.

When booking your hotel or Airbnb, being close to the airport is a good idea; otherwise, you’ll be paying huge taxi fees. You’ll also want to be close to the main attractions of your trip. While you don’t want to be smack dab in the middle of a busy city that doesn’t sleep, you will want to be close to the places you want to visit so you don’t waste all of your time traveling to the sites you want to see.

A lot of people struggle to get decent sleep while traveling. The environment is different, you aren’t in the comfort of your own bed, and you may have other conditions like back pain preventing you from getting decent sleep. If this is the case, it’s okay to really investigate your accommodations to make sure you can be comfortable and get the rest you need. You can simply check out other travelers’ reviews online, and there’s certainly no shame in being the crazy traveler who calls to check on the quality of the beds!,

Adjust for Jet Lag

Jet lag can get the best of all of us. It’s no secret that traveling to a different time zone can seriously mess with your sleeping schedule. You don’t want to land in a new country and immediately crave a nap back at the hotel. While a lot of people suggest sleeping on the plane, this is challenging to do when you’re flying coach and squished in with strangers.

The best approach is to adjust your sleeping schedule at home before you leave for your trip. If you can, start sleeping according to your destination’s time zone at least a week beforehand. Make sure you’re getting plenty of great sleep before your trip so you’re well rested for your adventures. If you do this, when you get there exhaustion won’t be a problem.

Think Local

If you’re traveling far away, it’s likely that you’re going to be experiencing a completely different culture. This is why you need to think local and not let your ethnocentrism get in the way.

One big difference around the world is currency. Americans operate on the dollar and tend to think everyone else runs on the Euro, but there are currently 180 currencies in the world. While many European countries accept the Euro, they also have different currencies that may be required at smaller, local shops or restaurants.

If you’re going to France you’ll need francs. In Sweden, krona. In the Czech Republic, koruna. Make sure you know what currency you’ll be operating in (especially if you’re planning on country hopping) and find the best places and times to convert your money without paying huge fees.

Also, make sure you have the right power adapters for the different places you travel to.

Learn How to Pack

You don’t need to bring your entire life with you when you travel. Traveling is a great excuse to disconnect from mundane life and live a little more ruggedly. So when it comes to packing, be smart and efficient with your packing style. This can also help you avoid fees for checking your baggage.

And be mindful about what you pack in your carry-on versus your checked luggage. Your essentials should be in your carry-on in case your checked baggage gets lost. If you can, pack only a carry-on. This way, you won’t have any worries about your luggage getting lost and having to travel in the same outfit for your entire trip.

Pro tip: Don’t forget to pack supportive shoes. There’s no better way to see a city than on foot.

Eliminate Potential Stress

Vacation is the time to unplug. Don’t let any stress get in your way.

Make sure to finish up any work that’s running on a deadline. Even if you aren’t actively thinking about the loops you left untied at work, subconsciously they will be stressing you out.

If you have any special accommodations you need, set them up before you go. If you’ll need to manage pain while traveling, make sure you have everything you need ready to go.

Also, make sure to alert your bank before you travel, especially if you’re going international. If you don’t and your card gets shut off while you’re in a foreign country, it makes for much more of a hassle that will undoubtedly cause stress. Make sure you can use this time for rest and relaxation by getting all of your worries out of the way prior to your trip.

If you put in the work before you leave, you should have nothing to worry about during your trip and increase your chances of enjoying the trip of a lifetime.


Imagine your self driving along Saint Tropez, France or Atlanta, ga, gazing at the ocean the huge buildings as your car winds through turns or peering over the elegant hotels and other buildings. Driving a car rental anywhere around the world for your vacation, can be an amazing way to explore top attractions and landscapes. You can tour top sights at your own pace, access remote, hard-to-reach areas and travel with the comforts of home. But before you embark on renting a drive, here are a few things that you must know.

 

1. Find the right vehicle

 

One of the biggest adjustments for any person driving a rental anywhere around the globe, is the prominence of standard manual transmission, rather than automatic transmission rental cars. Now is the time that you have to look around and dig for the right one. Most of the rental car companies especially in Europe offers manual transmission vehicles. Do you need that one?

 

2. Money that you've been charged for rental car

 

Ones you choose your destination or point of arrival for your rental car, charges are just getting started. Lets thing that way! You do find the right company to rent from, but you are on your budget and at the same point you want something bigger or more luxury. You looking at the price difference and you coming to the question in your head. Why i will pay that much money for a different car which i can not afford?

 

3. Choose what you want and you've always imagine or not

 

Most of the people want to have anything that exist our there! What is that mean? We have to find a place that we can get anything out there, for much less than any other rental company.

 

4. Answers to all of that

 

In 2012 we found a perfect way for travelers to rent anything that they want for much cheaper than anyone else out there anywhere around the world. The product that they can with is an existing product but much easier and faster for any person. What they mean by that? The answer is that you can rent any kind of vehicle or share any kind of vehicle for less and make more.

 

5. Example

 

If you are a traveler you can sign up for free and get connected with the owner of the car you choose and make the deal for free of charge. if you are the host, you can post your car(s) and pay a small amount of dollars and post each of your vehicles for one month period.

 

6. Yes or No

 

The website platform was made to make everyone happy from each side doesn't matter if you will be the traveler or the host. From both side the most important thing is that 100% satisfaction will be there because that's how www.autotrent.com wants it and making it happened. So why you have to wait say YES and you will be making the right choice.

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Imagine your self driving along Saint Tropez, France or Atlanta, ga, gazing at the ocean the hudge buildings as your car winds through turns or peering over the elegant hotels and other buildings. Driving a car rental tanywhere around the world for your vacation, can be an amazing way to explore top attractions and landscapes. You can tour top sights at your own pace, access remote, hard-to-reach areas and travel with the comforts of home. But before you embark on renting a drive, here are a few things that you must know.

1. Find the right vehicle

One of the biggest adjustments for any person driving a rental anywhere around the globe, is the prominence of standard manual transmition, rather than automatic transmition rental cars. Now is the time that you have to look around and dig for the right one. Most of the rental car companies especialy in europe offers manual transmition vehicles. Do you need that one?

2. Money that you've been charged for rental car

Ones you choose your destination or point of arrival for your rental car, charges are just getting started. Lets thing that way! You do find the right company to rent from, but you are on your budget and at the same point you want something bigger or more luxury. You looking at the price difference and you coming to the question in your head. Why i will pay that much money for a different car which i can not afford?

3. Choose what you want and you've always emagine or not

Most of the people want to have anything that exist our there! What is that mean? We have to find a place that we can get anything out there, for much less than any other rental company.

4. Answers to all of that

In 2012 PT Brothers LTD found a perfect way for travelers to rent anything that they want for much cheaper than anyone else out there anywhere around the world. The product that they can with is an existing product but much easier and faster for any person. What they mean by that? The answer is that you can rent any kind of vehicle or share any kind of vehicle for less and make more.

5. Example

If you are a traveller you can sign up for free and get connected with the owner of the car you choose and make the deal for free of charge. if you are the host, you can post your car(s) and pay a small amount of dollars and post each of your vehicles for one month period.

6. Yes or No

The website platform was made to make everyone happy from each side doesnt matter if you will be the traveller or the host. From both side the most inportant thing is that 100% satisfaction will be there because thats how autotrent.com wants it and making it happened. So why you have to wait say YES and you will be making the right choice.

 

reported by: David Kalighan

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As chairman of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) from 2001 to 2010, and then in his present position as partner and chair of the Transportation Practice Group at the law firm Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, Matthew Daus played a pivotal role in the regulation and evolution of transportation network companies (TNCs) in New York City.  

As part of his closing keynote address at the 2019 International Car Rental Show, Daus will share his insider’s perspective on how the taxi and limo industries, insurance carriers, and regulators responded and how the auto rental industry can learn from what worked and what didn’t.

 

The 2019 International Car Rental Show convenes April 14-16 at Paris Las Vegas Hotel. Registration is open now.

 

news courtesy of autorentalnews

Former Head of NY Taxi and Limo Commission


Autotrent.com Rental Car Bulgaria

Autotrent.com exist on the Bulgarian Rent a Car market since 2018.
 

We offer vehicles from smart car to luxury livestyle rental services in following classes: Small, Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Minivan, Cargo van, Premium, SUV, Private Jet and Luxury.


Autotrent.com sustained their leading market position through:

- Making car rental fast and easy

- Consistent high quality and Recognizable service

- Reliable fleet which contains hundreds of models from local hosts

- Employee Satisfaction - everyone in the company has an important part to play in achieving excellent and consistent customer service

- 20 years experience in the business sphere


Autotrent.com believes in providing consistently high standards of integrity, service, loyalty, respect, quality and value in satisfying customer needs


Autotrent.com is owned by PT Brothers Ltd. a global company which holds licenses of Autotrent.com.


Autotrent.com aims to be the leading global car rental website by adopting the "Rent millions of different vehicles for less" ethos in everything they do.

published by: David Kiligan

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On Oct. 5, President Donald Trump signed into law the five-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which authorizes the FAA programs and federal grants for airport infrastructure for the next five years. Additional provisions in the reauthorization include a bi-partisan amendment specific to excise taxes on airport car rental transactions.

The amendment, sponsored by Reps. Davis (R-Ill.) and Cohen (D-Tenn.), ensures that taxes and fees imposed at federally-funded airports may only be levied if they are wholly used for airport purposes.

Supported by the American Car Rental Association (ACRA) as well as 37 bipartisan groups, the amendment does not supersede the right of state and local governments to continue to impose non-discriminatory taxes such as income, sales, property, and other broad-based taxes and fees.

 

reported by autorentalnews

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Jan. 1, Europcar Mobility Group is implementing an environmental contribution fee which will be applied to all rental car transactions, for all drivers. It will be based on CO2 emissions levels taxation, hence depending on vehicle category and country legislation.

On Sept. 1 of this year,  the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), a new global procedure to measure vehicles emissions, replaced the current New European Driving Cycle, which had been in use since the 1990s.

It was created following the “Dieselgate,” in order to better reflect CO2 emissions with a realistic vehicle usage, in a context of rapidly growing consciousness that they have reached an unsustainable level for the planet.

As the leading player of the car rental industry in Europe, with a fleet of more than 350,000 vehicles, Europcar believes that reducing its environmental impact is a collective responsibility: no only the responsibility of the company, but also the responsibility of all the drivers it serves.

 

reported by autorentalnews

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Anti-diesel sentiment and Fiat’s continued struggles have wiped out one of diesel’s last major European strongholds in Italy.

While Germany, the UK and France saw their diesel sales flop down from about half to around a third of the new-car market last year, Italy’s diesel sales held up beyond 45 per cent.

Now it seems Europe’s post-Dieselgate anti-diesel sentiment has finally caught up with the peninsula, with its January new-car sales falling 7.6 per cent in January as the home of Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lamborghini and Ferrari officially slipped into recession today.

The country shifted 164,864 cars in January, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport stated, and even though private demand lifted 4.3 per cent, the rest of the country’s car channels slumping.

The private sales were the only silver lining, rising 10 per cent in December and 5.2 per cent in November, according to Dataforce market research in Europe.

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Even car dealer (13 per cent) and importer self-registrations (-92 per cent) fell drastically, long-term rentals collapsed 19 per cent and short-term rentals fell 16 per cent as the pain set in across the board. Direct sales to companies were down six per cent.

Unusually for Italy, petrol-powered cars climbed so high they claimed the majority of car sales (with 74,722 cars for 45.1 per cent of the market) for the first time in 16 years, rising 28 per cent.

Petrol sales in January 2018 were just 32.5 per cent, while diesel collapsed from 55.3 per cent of the entire Italian market in January last year to only 41.1 per cent this January.

Italy is a bit of an oddball in Europe, with no EV or PHEV credits or incentives (though they’ve been talked about) and a massively high share of petrol-powered cars – enough to force Europe’s car-makers to build them specifically for Italy.

Its LPG sales accounted for 7.3 per cent of the January market (up from 6.3), while CNG-powered cars gook 1.8 per cent.

Hybrids climbed in their share, up to five per cent from 3.9 per cent, while plug-in hybrids bumbled along at 0.2 per cent as customers waited for March 1, when incentives arrive for cars with fewer than 70g/km of CO2 emissions.

It might be FCA’s “other” home market, but its sales tumbling 22 per cent, dragged down by Alfa Romeo sales collapsing by 45 per cent in January, Fiat’s 29per cent stumble and Jeep’s shock 16 per cent decline. Jeep has long been the cash cow of FCA in Europe.

It could have been a critical collapse by FCA, with the group sliding back into the clutches of the second-biggest group in the country, PSA.

FCA dropped to an 18.8 per cent market share, while Peugeot, DS and Citroen group, PSA, climbed to 18.2 per cent.

Any change in the lead would mean the first time since WWII that Fiat hadn’t lead Italy’s new-car sales figures.

Only the now-comical Lancia survived the FCA cull, and they’d hope so given that the once-mighty race and rally champions now sell just one car, the Ypsilon hatch, in just one market – Italy.

Lancia jumped 55 per cent in January (on the back of a 54 per cent hike in private sales) to follow the Fiat Panda and become the second-most popular car in Italy.

Last year’s whipping boy, Opel, rose 10 per cent while the Volkswagen brand climbed 11 per cent. It wasn’t a great month for the VW Group, though, with Porsche falling 59 per cent, Audi dropping 37 per cent, Skoda falling 11 per cent and Seat dropping six per cent.

While the Panda and the Ypsilon lead the way, Volkswagen’s new compact crossover, the T-Roc, climbed to fourth and the leader among SUVs/crossovers.

Renault, in turmoil with its CEO jailed and replaced, dropped 14 per cent, even though Dacia climbed 14 per cent.

Published by: www.motoring.com.au


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Technical Sales Engineer at HORIBA MIRA, provides an overview of the commercial EV market and the challenges that face the industry, in particular battery testing and the future requirements of fleet managers as emission regulations tighten.

 

The future of electrification is reliant on optimisation, both in respect to commercial and passenger vehicles. Passenger vehicle manufacturers have been key to the increased take-up of electrification, with last year being the first-time electric vehicle sales surpassed the million-unit mark.[1] The commercial vehicle (CV) sector, however, has been slower on the uptake – though this is now changing. At this year’s major trade shows, nearly every OEM and Tier 1 supplier announced zero-emission and low-emission powertrains. Whilst it is clear the industry is keen to push forward with electrification, the horizon isn’t completely clear, with the challenge of range still to be dealt with.

 

Currently, OEMs are seeking to increase the energy available within their fleets to improve range and battery efficiency – but this means the need for increased battery capacity and energy optimisation. In order to achieve this, OEMs rely heavily on cell chemistry improvements to aid the energy and power density of their battery packs.

 

Another option to improve energy levels in batteries is to look at how efficiently the system or fleet operates. As the cell chemistry becomes more energy dense, the requirements for greater levels of safety and state-of-the-art cooling systems grow. Furthermore, long-term issues such as material sustainability, packaging and recyclability must take centre stage as the industry manages the transition from internal combustion engines (ICEs) to hybrid and Electric Vehicles (EVs).

 

HORIBA MIRA engineers are tackling this head on with a focus on Total Energy Management (TEM), including thermal system simulation control and system development both for powertrain and battery technology. Our capabilities in the development and validation of electrified vehicles has increased following the acquisition of battery and fuel cell application expert, FuelCon. This deal will provide HORIBA MIRA with a comprehensive service offering for developing and validating increasingly complex powertrains and future powertrain technologies. This is particularly important in terms of fulfilling the increased global demand for E-mobility solutions and providing OEMs with the latest technologies to help globalise the concept of electrical commercial vehicles.

 

The emphasis on battery range presents many challenges, one of which is understanding the actual performance and characteristics of the individual cells used within the battery pack. HORIBA MIRA are carrying out such activities at extremely high resolution and accuracy using the Advanced Battery Development Suite (ABDS). Our ability of characterising cell performance via ABDS, allows us to push the performance boundaries and increase the levels of usable energy (and consequently EV range). The ABDS facility is also used to investigate the details of cell aging mechanisms and how to keep cells within the ‘sweet spot’ – thus lowering the degradation and increasing the durability of these cells.

It can be expected that as electric assistance increases, the reliance on diesel-powered engines will fade, however they won’t be completely phased out as there will likely always be a long-term need for diesel-powered vehicles. This is most relevant for heavy-load fleets on long-haul, suburban journeys where current Li-ion technology will not get drivers effectively from A to B. Therefore, the initial focus for CV fleet managers is to reduce vehicle emissions in towns and cities, areas that continue to emphasise the importance of implementing low-emission driving zones.

More work is required to understand the viability of electrically-powered CV’s, therefore it is possible we will see OEMs replacing/supplementing diesel-powered engines to enable longer haul applications and low-emission powertrains. Currently there are multiple options available to develop, such as natural gas, chemical batteries (e.g. Li-ion) and hydrogen fuel cells. The current spread of technologies allows many lines of development, however as the field begins to narrow we will see technologies rise and fall with popularity. HORIBA MIRA is working with OEMs to understand the viability of these options, ensuring CV engines are powered by efficient fuels and technologies.

While public and commercial uptake continues to grow, OEMs face the pressure of delivering ultra-low emission vehicles in-line with the government regulations. Therefore, many of them are turning to hybrids – a propulsion-mix of combustion and electric power. The immediate advantage of hybrids and one that responds to increasingly stringent emissions regulations, is that they consume less fuel and produce fewer emissions by utilising/capturing electrical energy. With advancements being made to improve the effectiveness of hybrid commercial vehicles, the next decade will likely see a mix of diesel, hybrid and fully electric commercial vehicles on our roads. How this electrical energy is stored (Gasoline / Li-ion /hydrogen) is still to be answered.

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Enterprise Holdings charity arm, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation, donated $20,000 to New York state-based Foodlink. The donation is part of Enterprise Fill Your Tank campaign, which launched in 2016 with the aim of donating $60 million globally to fight hunger. As part of the program, Enterprise donates $10 million annually for six years to larger food banks and charities in North America and Europe. Additionally, it gives money to smaller, local food banks and pantries.

 

reported by: autorentalnews

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Hertz has agreed to a settlement with the Florida attorney general's office over complaints that Dollar and Thrift customers were hit with additional charges for going through cashless tolls, according to AG's office.

An investigation found that the companies did not inform customers that they would be charged $15 per toll. The charges total out at $105.

“Companies owe it to their consumers to be upfront about all of their services and the prices and fees that accompany them," Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody said in a statement. 

As part of the settlement, both companies must clearly disclose its toll and PlatePass fees and explain to customers how to avoid these charges and make refunds to all customers. 

reported by: autorentalnews

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Zipcar to End Service
January 25, 2019

Avis-owned Zipcar will be ending service Brussels, Paris, and Barcelona, the Brussels Times reports.

Zipcar, which started operations in Brussels in 2016 and currently has a fleet of 250 vehicles, said that it experienced "disappointing results" in the three aforementioned cities. 

reported: autorentnews

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Enterprise Holdings is parntering with General Motors to significantly increase the number of connected vehicles in its fleet by the end of 2019. Enterprise began piloting its connectivity platform with GM this year, with a goal of adding more than 100,000 connected Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles to the fleet during the next 12 months.

This initiative will streamline and enhance the experience for customers of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, and Alamo Rent A Car brands.

Reported by: autonews

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In Jan. 1, Europcar Mobility Group is implementing an environmental contribution fee which will be applied to all rental car transactions, for all drivers. It will be based on CO2 emissions levels taxation, hence depending on vehicle category and country legislation. The environmental contribution will help Europcar sustain its fleet mix optimization program, involving all of its brands (with a progressive roll out beginning with Europcar and Buchbinder: France and Germany in January and the U.K. on April 1), so as to constantly keep CO2, as well as particles emissions to the lowest possible levels, basing this fleet mix on the latest and cleanest motorizations provided by manufacturers.

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The opportunities and challenges for car rental are emerging now and will be explored in the keynote address at the 2019 International Car Rental Show (ICRS).In “The Connected Rental Car and the New Data Economy,” a panel of subject-matter experts from across the automotive spectrum will discuss how data will be used to expand on-demand rentals, inform fleet planning, drive new ancillary sales and marketing opportunities, and make travel safer overall.

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2019 International Car Rental Show


Autotrent.com launching a newly designed website with unique platform that will be even more mobile friendly, innovative and accessible to frequent travelers around the world.
The Global website operates at every point of Earth and gives a change to every person to touch the New Era of car rental services. However local hosts can make money, or travelers can search and rent vehicles for any occasion. 

Autotrent.com is delivering web based technology that business travelers are looking for today. In addition, to that web based platform offers a robust search function for millions of locations and any kind of vehicles from small to luxurious around the globe.
The CEO’s of Autotrent.com shared a bit information with us. 
“We think this is the future of everyone around this globe to rent any kind of vehicle service with or without a driver and availability to local hots to make extra money with their inventory. In the near feature, we do plan to develop mobile app, which will decrease the number of required clicks and steps in order to improve faster service for our customers.”


Autotrent reporter: David Kiligan
 

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