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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. Once extras are added such as an additional driver (£61), a child’s car seat (£58), a sat nav (£82) and excess waiver insurance (£177), the average price increases to over £722.

The study by iCarhireinsurance.com, a leading provider of stand-alone car hire excess insurance, looked at the cost of hiring a medium compact car, e.g., a VW Golf or Peugeot 308, for a week, from 28 May – 4 June 2022, in five destinations (Barcelona, Faro, Larnaca, Nice and Tenerife) with six rental companies, Sixt, Hertz, Avis, Budget, Enterprise and Europcar, compared to the same week in 2019.

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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 examine the technology, consumer and business model trends forever changing the way cars are made and sold. Now in its 8th year, one of the most highly anticipated gatherings of carmakers and their technology partners in the global automotive events calendar returns in person in The Brewery London and virtually.

*We are very excited to announce that Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla is confirmed to do a 1-hour live interview at this year’s Future of the Car Summit.* 

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Envoy enters hospitality market with Tesla launch

Envoy enters hospitality market with Tesla launch

Envoy Technologies, Inc 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.

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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. Batcheler’s appointment will follow the retirement of Dave Galainena, who has served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary for the past three years and has practiced law for nearly 40 years. Dave will continue with the company through June 30 to facilitate a transition.

imageColleen Batcheler, Hertz Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

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Uber’s fully electric option expands to all of London

Uber’s fully electric option expands to all of London

Passengers with Uber can now request an electric-vehicle (EV) from anywhere in Greater London as Uber Green expands from Zone 1 to the whole of the capital.

Uber Green allows riders to request an EV for the same price as an UberX, with drivers receiving 15% more per trip. The service is now available to all 3.5 million riders taking trips in Greater London.

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5 Things You Should Know Before Renting A Car In Dubai

Dubai is the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, and world's second best city to drive in. It is made of high-quality roads, a network of highways that are managed by RTA (Roads and Transport Authority). One of the finest roads in the world is located in Dubai "Father Sheikh Zayed Road". Ideal city to be discovered by a rental car.

While there, you can sense the Jumeirah Beach Park, Burj Khalifa, or maybe Dubai Zoo. Stroll through the spice market where you can feel the oriental environment. In order to explore this unique town on your own, a good idea is to rent a car.

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