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Over a quarter of car hirers have experienced a hard sell at the car rental desk

Over a quarter of car hirers have experienced a hard sell at the car rental desk

Two-fifths (42%) of car hirers feel pressured by sales agents when they pick up a hire car, rising to almost half (49%) of under 34s, and more than a quarter (28%) say they have experienced a hard sell at the car rental desk, according to a new Opinium survey of hire car drivers by iCarhireinsurance.com, a leading provider of car hire excess insurance.

Car hire costs double compared to pre-pandemic prices

Car hire costs double compared to pre-pandemic prices

A 12 country study of car hire costs worldwide reveals that the average price to hire a compact family car (e.g. a VW Golf) for a week this summer has rocketed to £652 a week, compared to just £310 in 2019, an increase of £342 – a 110% increase.

Car hire prces soar this half term

Car hire prces soar this half term

A new study of car hire costs in Europe this May half term reveals that the average price to hire a car has rocketed to £344 a week, compared to just £199 in 2019, an increase of £145.

See the future before it happens at the Financial Times Future of the Car Summit 2022

See the future before it happens at the Financial Times Future of the Car Summit 2022

The Financial Times Future of the Car summit is where visionary OEMs, industry shakers and challenger brands come together to scrutinize the technology, consumer and business model trends forever changing the way cars are made and sold. In its 8th year, one of the most highly anticipated global gatherings of automakers and their technology partners returns live (and digital) to The Brewery London.

Envoy enters hospitality market with Tesla launch

Envoy enters hospitality market with Tesla launch

Envoy Technologies has announced its entry into the hospitality market with the launch of a Tesla Model Y at the Mondrian South Beach. This revolutionary service will allow hotel guests to enjoy freedom of movement without the hassle and expense of traditional car rental services.

Hertz announces Colleen Batcheler as New General Counsel

Hertz announces Colleen Batcheler as New General Counsel

Hertz has announced that Colleen Batcheler will join the company as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective May 20. Batcheler will lead global governance for Hertz, which encompasses legal, compliance and government affairs.

Hertz and Polestar partner to purchase 65,000 electric vehicles

Hertz and Polestar partner to purchase 65,000 electric vehicles

Hertz and Polestar, the Swedish electric performance car maker, have announced a new partnership for the purchase of up to 65,000 electric vehicles (EVs) over five years. Availability is expected to begin in Spring 2022 in Europe and late 2022 in North America and Australia.