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  • dbtunr dbtunr Jul 16, 2013 4:36 PM Flag

    Hertz claims 35,000 virtual cars; 500K by 2016

    The Hertz Corporation has announced the launch of Hertz 24/7, a revolutionary rental service allowing Middle East travelers to hire a car any time, day or night, during their summer vacations in the USA and Europe.
    Hertz customers from the Middle East will now be able to hire a wide variety of vehicles when needed, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and for any length of time – hourly, daily, weekly or monthly – from any of 1,800 neighborhood and airport locations in the USA, France, Germany, UK, Spain and Australia.

    After registering for the service, customers will receive their own personal Hertz ‘keyfob’ which they can then load with credit. The Hertz 24/7 customer experience is powered by the fast and easy Hertz “Click. Swipe. Go!” process.

    Driven by the company’s award-winning technology, Hertz is reinventing the car rental industry by putting the rental process in the hands of consumers,” commented Hertz Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mark P. Frissora. “Technology-enhanced vehicles will be available close to where customers live or work, making it easier than ever to reserve and quickly pick-up a rental vehicle at the customer’s convenience.

    The service will be especially popular not only among Middle East travellers on their summer vacations to US and European destinations, but also to the thousands of expats that return home for several weeks and who need an easy and convenient car rental option.

    “The service will be especially popular not only among Middle East travellers on their summer vacations to US and European destinations, but also to the thousands of expats that return home for several weeks and who need an easy and convenient car rental option.”

    The Hertz 24/7 service will be extended to more than 2,000 locations by year end and currently has a fleet of 35,000 vehicles (cars, mini-vans, vans and SUVs) equipped for 24/7 rentals. The company will be prepared to have approximately 500,000 Hertz 24/7-enabled vehicles in service globally by 2016

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    • We know Avis likes to play "me too". So this is good news that Hertz is doing this. Not sure why IDSY is not suing Hertz for patent infringement. With rising gas prices and Hertz rolling out virtual to their fleet, Enterprise getting in the game, Avis will play "me too" again.

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      • If Avis wanted to beat Hertz to the punch, we know that Avis already rolled out 20K IDSY cars in one quarter last year without missing a beat. If they double that rate, they get their entire fleet rolled out before Hertz at a lower initial cost and lower ongoing cost.

        Competitive pressure may get this Avis deal done folks. Still have 30K shares

 
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