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August 22, 2017
Localiza Launches Self-Service Rental Program

Localiza, a South American rental car company, has launched Localiza Fast, a self-service car rental process through a mobile app.


DriveNow Customers Can Use Amazon Alexa to Reserve Vehicles

DriveNow customers in Germany, Austria, and the U.K. who own Alexa devices, such as Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, can use voice commands to reserve nearby vehicles and get details on their car and reservation time.


Norway, Iceland Named Most Expensive European Destinations to Rent Vehicles

The Norwegian cities of Oslo and Trondheim and Reykjavik, Iceland, ranked as the most expensive cities to rent cars in Europe, according to a survey by CheapCarRental.net.



eHi Announces Completion of $400M Offering

eHi Car Services Limited, a car rental and car services provider in China, has completed an offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of its senior unsecured notes.



Do You Know Where Your Cars Are?

Operators discuss how they've configured their GPS tracking systems and honed their processes to mitigate rental car misuse while better managing fleet.



Revv Expands One-Way Carsharing Service

Revv, an Indian-based shared mobility solutions platform, plans to double the coverage of its one-way carsharing service. It allows customers to pick up a car from anywhere in the origin city and leave it anywhere in the destination city.


Europcar Named Rental Partner to NBL for Third Year

The National Basketball League (NBL) in Australia and New Zealand has announced that Europcar will continue as its official car rental partner for the 2017-18 season.


Toyota to Launch Electric Carsharing in Thailand

Toyota Motor Corp. will test a carsharing service using its mini electric vehicles in Bangkok, Thailand

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