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Europcar Mobility Group chooses NewMotion EV charging partner

By |2020-11-20T16:36:57+00:00November 20th, 2020|News|

Smart EV charging solutions provider NewMotion has announced a partnership with Europcar Mobility Group to provide a complete ecosystem of charging solutions - from easy-to-use, smart charge points to access to the Business Hub platform that allows monitoring, management and control of the entire charging infrastructure. In addition, with NewMotion, customers renting an electric vehicle in one of the Europcar [...]

EVs only from 2030 – industry reaction

By |2020-11-20T14:52:10+00:00November 20th, 2020|Industry Intelligence, News|

AS expected the Government has announced plans to bring forward the ban on sales of petrol and diesel vehicles from 2035 to 2030. From then it will be electric vehicles only with hybrids also being phased out from 2035. Reaction within the industry has been mixed, but largely positive. The main concern being over establishing an adequate charging infrastructure. The [...]

BMW Group launches accident support service

By |2020-11-20T17:22:17+00:00November 20th, 2020|News|

BMW Group UK has launched an Accident Support service, offering BMW and MINI drivers assistance and guidance in the aftermath of an accident, through vehicle recovery, repair and onwards mobility. Intelligent, on-board software on selected vehicles recognises when an accident has occurred but airbags have not been deployed. In these circumstances, drivers will receive a notification via their central information [...]

Look after your cat: Catalytic converter thefts are on the rise

By |2020-11-20T14:16:23+00:00November 20th, 2020|News|

INSURANCE company Admiral has reported huge increase in catalytic converter thefts with Honda Jazz, Toyota Prius, Toyota Auris and Lexus RX the models most targeted. Precious metals found in catalytic converters in vehicles are worth a fortune to thieves – some even more than gold. Lorna Connelly, Head of Claims at Admiral, said: “At the beginning of 2020 we saw an [...]

Lister takes up international development role at Europcar

By |2020-11-20T14:16:23+00:00November 20th, 2020|News|

Europcar Mobility Group has appointed Mark Lister as Group Director International Partner Development. His mission will be to continue enlarging the global footprint of the Group brands (Europcar, Goldcar, Ubeeqo, InterRent) through franchising, as well as the development of the Global rent-a-car reservation platform and the expansion of the alliance network that operates in Canada, China, India and Japan. This [...]

Thrifty’s FlexiFleet grows 50% as corporates seek flexible mobility

By |2020-11-20T14:16:23+00:00November 20th, 2020|News|

FLEXIFLEET, the flexible private and corporate rental service from Thrifty Car and Van Rental, is gaining traction with private and businesses customers seeking adaptability in the current fast-changing economic climate. Thrifty has seen the number of its FlexiFleet rentals increase by 50% year-on-year since the first lockdown period was eased. FlexiFleet offers private clients and businesses the opportunity to rent a [...]

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