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Geely launches electric car rentals - ecns

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 01:11

Geely launches electric car rentals
ecns
Kandi started its experiment in September 2013, providing hourly electric car rental services through multiple service sites, the company told the Global Times Monday via e-mail. In a bid to make it easier for users to rent and return cars, Kandi built ...

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Before you rent a car read this - NEWS.com.au

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 18:08

NEWS.com.au

Before you rent a car read this
NEWS.com.au
Choice says purchasing car rental insurance through a hire car company can cost up to 491 per cent more than organising coverage under a basic travel insurance policy. Most car hire companies charge between $19 to $34 per day to reduce hire car excess ...

Geely launches electric car rentals - Global Times

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 16:41

Geely launches electric car rentals
Global Times
Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, a leading private automaker in China, launched an electric car rental service in Chengdu, capital city of Southwest China's Sichuan Province, in December 2014, promoting on-demand car sharing to citizens as an option to ...

BMW offers contactless credit card that can unlock and start hire cars - NFC World

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:17

NFC World

BMW offers contactless credit card that can unlock and start hire cars
NFC World
BMW has partnered with MasterCard to offer an NFC-enabled contactless credit card that makes it possible to hire, unlock and operate a BMW or Mini from a car rental fleet that has more than 2,800 vehicles and more than 350,000 users in the US, UK, ...

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Hire car insurance 'con': Drivers are paying a high price for peace of mind on ... - The Daily Telegraph (blog)

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 09:59

The Daily Telegraph (blog)

Hire car insurance 'con': Drivers are paying a high price for peace of mind on ...
The Daily Telegraph (blog)
“There's a culture of fear at the point of sale in these rental car outlets and they prey on it,” Choice spokesman Tom Godfrey said. Unless you're renting for just one day it makes sense to take out travel insurance instead — or pay for the car hire ...
Raw deal ... some rental car insurance policies are nearly 500 per cent more ...NEWS.com.au
The great hire car insurance rip-offFinancial Feed
Aussies can save on hire car insuranceTheBull.com.au

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Raw deal ... some rental car insurance policies are nearly 500 per cent more ... - NEWS.com.au

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 09:42

NEWS.com.au

Raw deal ... some rental car insurance policies are nearly 500 per cent more ...
NEWS.com.au
alleging a number of terms in Europcar's vehicle rental contracts are unfair and that Europcar has engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct and made false or misleading representations regarding the liability cover provided to car hire customers.
Hire car insurance 'con': Drivers are paying a high price for peace of mind on ...The Daily Telegraph (blog)
The great hire car insurance rip-offFinancial Feed

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Beijing officials crack down on Uber-like car services - South China Morning Post (subscription)

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:46

South China Morning Post (subscription)

Beijing officials crack down on Uber-like car services
South China Morning Post (subscription)
The software developers will inevitably suffer from the crackdown, though, even it is not directed at them. “Beijing has about 10,000 cars for rent, and not all of them can be booked online. [The demand is too large],” Zhao said, acknowledging the use ...

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UAE luxury car rental market sees 14pc growth - Trade Arabia

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 07:19

Trade Arabia

UAE luxury car rental market sees 14pc growth
Trade Arabia
UAE's luxury car rental market recorded a 14 per cent growth over the last year, according to HDS Rent A Car, a leading provider of bespoke, exotic car rentals in Dubai, UAE. Largely driven by increasing levels of both business travel and tourism into ...

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Hertz Launches Its Winter Sale With Up To 25% Off Car Hire - PR Newswire UK (press release)

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 08:03

Hertz Launches Its Winter Sale With Up To 25% Off Car Hire
PR Newswire UK (press release)
LONDON, Jan. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the world's leading general use car rental brand, is launching the Hertz Winter Sale that applies to rentals for pick up or use in more than 100 countries, excluding the US and ...

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Cuba Car Hire Standards to Improve Soon - Rhino Car Hire

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 18:34

Cuba Car Hire Standards to Improve Soon
Rhino Car Hire
Visitors are hoping that the improvements will extend to car hire with permission being given to allow major car hire companies to offer rentals in Cuba, thus reforming the market. Currently car hire is very much a hit and miss affair with poor quality ...

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Rise of the car-sharing apps poses threat to auto sector - STLtoday.com

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 13:01

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Rise of the car-sharing apps poses threat to auto sector
STLtoday.com
The rise of the likes of car hire app Zipcar and car-pooling rival BlaBlaCar are expected to present new challenges to mass-market carmakers such as Ford, GM, Volvo, Renault and Volkswagen while presenting fresh opportunities for current rental networks.

Lebanon Manager To Retire - Valley News

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 00:48

Valley News

Lebanon Manager To Retire
Valley News
Under his contract, which currently pays him $127,500 and includes a car allowance, Lewis is required to give at least 90 days' notice. His one-sentence “notice of retirement,” submitted on Jan. 1 and effective July 4, gives the City Council twice that ...

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Philly union leader prepares for federal trial - Philly.com

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 22:39

Philly.com

Philly union leader prepares for federal trial
Philly.com
"I'll rent the f- crane . . . We're not losing in Center City, man." Dougherty's 16-year tenure at the union's helm came after an improbable rise from the housing projects of East Falls. He joined Ironworkers Local 401 in 1966, after stints in the Navy ...

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Missed flight led to car hire costs - Telegraph.co.uk

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 06:15

Telegraph.co.uk

Missed flight led to car hire costs
Telegraph.co.uk
We accepted that these things happen and paid £65 each to fly the following day. We then informed easyJet's customer services that we would be picking up the rental car a day late. The agent said that once the flight had closed, the rental was deemed ...

STIM clashes with car rental firm over in-car licensing - report - musicweek.com

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 05:34

TorrentFreak

STIM clashes with car rental firm over in-car licensing - report
musicweek.com
Swedish collecting society STIM is locked in a legal dispute with car rental firm Fleetmanager over whether or not music played in-car by hire customers should be considered public performance. Under the Copyright Act, individuals who write music and ...
Rental Car Stereos Infringe Copyright, Music Rights Group SaysTorrentFreak

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Professor Hanington's Speaking of Science: A Snow Story - Elko Daily Free Press

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 18:06

Elko Daily Free Press

Professor Hanington's Speaking of Science: A Snow Story
Elko Daily Free Press
By the time we got out, there was more than an inch of snow on the rental car. Brushing this away with some concern, we started the ... If I wanted to hire him now, it would cost $40 because he would have to remove the chains I had incorrectly put on ...

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Miami Beach travel tips: Where to go and what to see in 48 hours - The Independent

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 14:08

The Independent

Miami Beach travel tips: Where to go and what to see in 48 hours
The Independent
Taking a rental car to Miami Beach is not a good plan. Traffic congestion is terrible, as a result of constant street works, and meter or off-road parking costs $1.75 (£1.20) per hour from 9am-3am. Get your bearings. Miami Beach occupies a narrow ...

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Rental Car Stereos Infringe Copyright, Music Rights Group Says - TorrentFreak

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 09:55

TorrentFreak

Rental Car Stereos Infringe Copyright, Music Rights Group Says
TorrentFreak
According to Car Rental Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 – 2019, the global car rental market was valued at $36.89 billion in 2013. In the US alone an estimated 2.07m vehicles are available for hire.

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The year in local news: 2014 - Riverhead LOCAL

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 08:09

The year in local news: 2014
Riverhead LOCAL
Two fatal car crashes on the same morning claimed the lives of a 49-year-old Jamesport man and a 47-year-old Hampton Bays woman Jan. 16. Jim Callaghan left his .... A proposal to build a high-end apartment building on the current site of the L.I ...

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Reading named as fifth most expensive town for parking outside of London - Reading Post

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 11:37

Reading Post

Reading named as fifth most expensive town for parking outside of London
Reading Post
Charges for 24 hour parking in the town's car parks ranges from £14.50 in Q-Park Chatham Place to £23.70 at the station car park in Vastern Road. The JustPark website allows people to rent out a parking space and to book a parking space from half an ...

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