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10Tesla Model S rentals in the UK are crazy expensive

The bad news about trying to rent a Tesla Model S electric vehicle in the UK for a day is that it will run you about $580. The good news? You get 200 free miles worth of driving. The good news? Considering British fuel prices of about $9 a gallon and fact that the average fuel economy in the UK is around 38 miles per gallon, you're at least getting around $45 worth of travel for your $580. And you're doing it in one of the most popular EVs around.

66Does Dollar Rent A Car Routinely Swindle Customers Via Insurance Scam?

Elderly and foreign visitors especially targeted, according to lawsuit

Dollar Rent A Car is the subject of two class-action lawsuits that allege systematic swindling of customers via fraudulent insurance charges.

1Pot Tourists Dumping Stashes At Denver Airport Rental Car Agencies

Travelers unable to bring extra weed home ditch it before heading into the airport

Car rental agencies operating at Denver International Airport are reporting tourists with extra pot are frequently handing it off to their employees or stashing their stash in the cars before they return them.

29Enterprise working with renter's insurance to cover $47k Mustang stolen from its lot

There was more than a bit of public indigence following the recent story of Enterprise Rent-A-Car billing a customer $47,000 to replace a Ford Mustang GT Convertible stolen from a Nova Scotia lot. To recap: Kristen Cockerill rented the Mustang for two days, returned it to the lot on a Sunday and left the keys in a secure dropbox only for Enterprise employees to find the car gone the next day.

259Enterprise customer billed $47k for Mustang stolen from rental lot

A weekend rental of a Ford Mustang GT Convertible sounds like a nice, relaxing way to burn some gas, but one Nova Scotia woman's two-day rental is turning into a months-long headache. In early October, Kristen Cockerill picked up the Mustang from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and she returned it the following day as stipulated by the rental contract. Unfortunately, she dropped the car off on a Sunday – a day on which the particular Enterprise office is closed – and the car ended up being st

1FlightCar carsharing program lands at LAX

Just in time for the holiday travel rush, FlightCar is expanding to the Los Angeles airport. The why-don't-you-rent-out-your-car-while-you're-away carsharing service started in San Francisco and is also available in Boston. Now the money-making scheme will be on offer at the world's sixth-busiest airport, which could mean lots of potential customers. Especially since you can now get information through the new FlightCar smartphone app, which launched yesterday.

28Hertz Penske GT latest hot Ford Mustang at the rental counter

Just a couple days after announcing the resurrection of its Rent-A-Racer program, Hertz has revealed a new car being added to its Adrenalin Collection of rental cars. To signify its new partnership with Penske Racing in NASCAR, Hertz introduced a limited-edition version of the Ford Mustang GT, officially called the Hertz Penske GT, at last weekend's NASCAR races in Daytona. If you're like us, the rental specials remind with the original 1966 Shelby GT350-H and its later homage, the 2006 Shelby G

121Rental Car Customers Outraged Over Extra Charges

They didn't want insurance or waivers; they got charged anyway

Dollar Rent A Car has been charging customers for insurance they never intended to buy, a prominent consumer lawyer alleges.

34Car companies dialing-in rental car test drives

Automakers have always known that the best way to sell a car is to put potential buyers behind the wheel. With that in mind, savvy car manufacturers have tapped into the rental car industry to entice renters – studies show they are twice as likely to buy a new vehicle within the next six months – as potential new customers, and use them for market research.

AddAvis Buys Car-Sharing Leader Zipcar for $500 Million

Rental giant wants in on the trend

Car sharing is catching on so much that rental car giant Avis has purchased the best-known brand in that industry, Zipcar, for $500 million.

86How Thieves Are Stealing Rental Cars In One U.S. City

Crooks use phony ID to obtain cars they never return

Police in one major U.S. city say they have seen a dubious trend in one particular area of theft.

35Major car rental companies agree not to rent or sell recalled vehicles

Bowing to pressure from consumers and advocacy groups, major car rental companies have agreed to end the practice of renting cars that have been recalled for safety problems.

15Life in the Foust Lane looks behind the scenes at Tanner's life

The internet wouldn't be the same without bad puns. Just ask Tanner Foust. The driver has fired up a new video series with his sponsor, Rockstar Energy Drink, under the banner, "Life in the Foust Lane." See what they did there? In addition to serving up a weekly ration of flat-brimmed hats, the show follows Foust through his day-to-day activities. What do those entail? The first episode documents his involvement with the Ford Octane Academy, including setup, team instruction and some practice dr

473 of 4 major rental car outfits won't pledge not to rent or sell recalled vehicles

In 2004, Raechel and Jackie Houck were killed when they were in a fiery accident in the 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser they had rented from Enterprise. The girls' mother, Cally Houck, sued Enterprise when it was discovered that their Chrysler was the subject of a recall to repair a power steering hose leak over a potential fire issue, yet the car hadn't been reparied before it was rented. The five-year trial concluded in 2010, with Enterprise admitting negligence, at which point it was ordered by a ju

76Ford defends ballooning fleet sales

"Fleet" is sort of a dirty word when describing vehicle sales, and the Detroit Three have traditionally been quite smitten with bulk buyers. Unfortunately fleet sales have been demonized for a reason. They can adversely affect resale values, and since fleet buyers tend to expect warehouse store pricing, they're obviously not great for the bottom line, either. But one automaker seems more than happy to sell to fleets: Ford.

23Toyota kicks off year with sharply increased fleet sales

Toyota can attribute much of its uptick in sales last month to fleets. While the automaker saw its sales leap by 7.5 percent compared to a year earlier, Newsday.com reports Toyota sold 47 percent more cars and trucks to fleet customers in the U.S. than in January 2011. Without the fleet sales, the improvement would have been less than one percent. All told, rental companies accounted for 93 percent of the automaker's fleet sales in January, with the remainder going to other organizations.

AddHertz will try out wireless EV chargers from Plugless Power

Hertz will be the first rental car company to try out a wireless recharging system for its fleet of electric-drive vehicles.

52Man buys used Chrysler minivan from Thrifty, finds $500K in cocaine

I once rented a 2001 Mustang Convertible from Hertz in Nebraska. When placing the rental paperwork in the glove box I found a crisp $5 bill, which I promptly exchanged for a Big Mac and fries. That was lucky, but the following story is not.

AddAirbnb considering car sharing service

If you have a vacation home that's currently vacant, an apartment you can part with, or you're simply going to be away from your home for an extended period, Airbnb allows you to turn your empty house or apartment into a temporary rental unit. Potential guests can peruse images of empty lofts, cottages, and condos around the world, see reviews from previous visitors, and lock in a reservation in a prime location for a fraction of the cost of going commercial.

35Budget experiments with discounted ad-covered rental cars... would you? [w/poll]

Everyone is looking to save a buck these days. Still, there are expenses that you just can't avoid, and whether traveling for business or pleasure, a rental car is often included in the budget. According to USA Today, an Atlanta Budget car rental office is trying a new tactic to help bring down the cost of renting a vehicle, and it involves you becoming a mobile billboard.

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