Towns and cities across the UK are set to benefit from £3 billion worth of investment on improving roads in a boost for motorists, according to new plans for the government. It is hoped the investment will lead to quicker and safer journeys and help to build a stronger economy by linking people with jobs, businesses with customers.
Europcar Group’s supervisory board today announced the appointment of Caroline Parot as chief executive officer, effective immediately. She succeeds Philippe Germond, with a mandate to accelerate the implementation of the group’s strategy of becoming a leader in global mobility solutions.
Europcar UK is taking a ground-breaking step by adding hydrogen fuel vehicles to its fleet. Underpinning this initiative is the company’s successful bid for an Office for Low Emission Vehicles grant of €200,000, which is enabling the company to harness Toyota’s hydrogen fuel technology. As the largest private sector winner of the coveted OLEV grant, Europcar UK is adding several Toyota Mirai to its fleet, giving it the largest privately owned fleet of hydrogen cars and strengthening its commitment to reducing fleet emissions.
Europcar has announced total revenue of €707 million compared for the third quarter of 2016, compared to a figure of €693 million in 2015. This represents a 5.1 per cent increase at constant currency. Excluding Locaroise, its third French Franchisee (fully consolidated since July), total revenues growth reached 4.5 per cent.
Hamad International Airport has welcomed the brand-new fleet of Audi luxury cars that will be utilised to shuttle VIPs. The premium fleet includes the Audi Q7, RS 6 Avant and A8 L. Qatar Airways chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “At HIA we have always been keen on providing our passengers with the ultimate experience of traveling in comfort."
Enterprise has announced that it has entered into a multi-year agreement to become an Official Partner of Live Nation. Through this marketing partnership, Enterprise will soon begin rolling out exclusive video content, curated by Live Nation, featuring popular artists and bands.
Enterprise Holdings is making a strategic investment in Unidas and amending its master franchise agreement with the Brazilian car rental operator and fleet management company. Unidas and Enterprise Holdings – which owns the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands – became franchise partners in 2012. For the past four years, Unidas has been operating National and Alamo locations in airport and city locations throughout Brazil.
National Car Rental will offer complimentary Emerald Club Lounges at select US airports. Travellers who visit an Emerald Club lounge can enjoy free Wi-Fi, charging stations and access to tablets and TVs to check flight status and get the latest sports, weather and news updates.
As it marks its third successive year as the official Mobility Partner for WTM London, Europcar will be showcasing its latest developments to help reduce the stress for busy travellers. A number of enhancements have been made to the Europcar Deliver & Collect service, to take the stress out of picking up and returning rental vehicles.
Europcar Lab has announced the launch in France of an innovative pilot with GoMore, the European leader in no-fee car sharing. They have designed a new everyday car product that combines medium-term rental with the option of car sharing. This innovative urban mobility solution, called Drive & Share, allows customers to rent a car for four to 12 months, with the option of sharing it on the GoMore platform whenever they aren't using it.
Following the announcement earlier this year that it was setting up a new organisation structured around business units, Europcar Group has organised its management board in order to optimise the roll out of its strategy. Management board members’ roles have now been redefined and they will focus on their new group responsibilities.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car has confirmed it will open new locations at the main airports in Bariloche, Buenos Aires and Mendoza, Argentina; Asunción, Paraguay; and Willemstad, Curacao. The brand's first city-centre location also opened in Asunción in September and additional locations are planned for the three countries.