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October 3, 2017
Hertz Announces Executive Appointments in Europe

Francis Waddington has been named as vice president, Europe, Rafael Girona has been appointed as vice president, field operations and customer experience, and Richard Davies has been appointed as country manager, Hertz UK.

Volkswagen, eHi Car Services Partner to Expand Mobility Services

Volkswagen Group China and eHi Car Services Limited, a car rental and car services provider in China, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly explore luxury mobility-on-demand services in China.

Uber CEO Apologizes for Loss of London License

Transport for London didn't renew Uber's license to operate, citing various issues with the ride-hailing service. Uber's license in London expired on Sept. 30.

Green Motion Opens Franchise in Mauritius

Environmentally-focused car rental company Green Motion has opened a franchise location at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport on the island of Mauritius.

Citroen to Shut Down Berlin Carsharing Service

Citroen Multicity Carsharing will stop its operations in Berlin on Oct. 29 after struggling to compete with its competition.

GO Rentals Analyzes Cost Difference Between Rental Car, Uber, Taxi

New Zealand-based GO Rentals has researched Uber prices, taxi prices, and worldwide rental car rates to come up with the answer, depending on where you are in the world.

Heathrow Airport Signs Deal With CarTrawler

CarTrawler will offer customers access to rental vehicles from 2,300 suppliers across the world.

SurPrice Car Rentals Launches in Portugal

Following its expansion in Spain and Italy, SurPrice Car Rentals is now entering Portugal with franchise locations in Lisbon, Porto, and Faro.

Hertz Selects Sales Agents for Vietnam and India

Discover the World and InterGlobe Air Transport Limited will be responsible for promoting Hertz's products and services internationally to domestic travel trade partners and travelers.

Singapore to Launch Electric Carsharing Program in December

BlueSG, Singapore’s nationwide electric vehicle carsharing program, will begin operating in December with 80 vehicles and 30 charging stations

GoCar Expands Carsharing Service in Ireland

Following a 3 million euros investment this year, GoCar has increased its carsharing locations in Ireland. The service is now available in 18 counties across Ireland.

Zoomcar Partners With AirAsia

The partnership allows AirAsia customers to book Zoomcar for its local and intercity self-driven transportation.

August 2017

Chris Brown
Chris Brown
Executive Editor
Auto Focus
Who Controls Your Vehicles’ Data?

In the name of security, an automaker’s alliance is advocating denial of third-party access to the OBD-II port. Is this going too far?

Joni Owens
Associate Publisher
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Chris Brown
Executive Editor
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