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Green Mobility’s Dublin scheme will be similar in scale to its operation in Copenhagen, which employs 35 full-time staff.

Danish car-sharing company Green Mobility is to set up a scheme in Dublin this year with a fleet of 400 electric cars. Competing with GoCar, owned by(...)

The cross-border nature of many car rentals leaves customers vulnerable to abuse from afar. Yet the European Commission has done precious little to bring car rental companies to heel in recent years

Is there another major consumer-facing industry that is plagued by as many shoddy operators as the car hire sector? Many of the biggest brands have u(...)

Elia Viviani (right)  pips Ireland’s  Sam Bennett (Team Bora-Hansgrohe)  and Danny Van Poppel of ( Team LottoNL-Jumbo) and Jean-Pierre Drucker (BMC Racing) in a sprint to the line during Stage 13 of the Tour of Italy at Nervesa Della Battaglia. Photo: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Sam Bennett may have been the fastest rider in the sprint on Friday’s 13th stage of the Giro d’Italia, but the Irishman ran out of luck in a complicat(...)

Europcar chief executive Caroline Parot said  the acquisition of Goldcar was “an important step”  which would bring it to “a new stage” of European influence. Photograph; Getty Images

French car rental company Europcar has announced the acquisition of Goldcar in order to bolster its presence in the low-cost and leisure markets. The(...)

GoCar: The country’s largest car-sharing programme is also a lossmaker for owner Europcar Ireland. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Europcar is buying out its Irish franchisee as the vehicle rental group pushes further into car sharing and seeks to increase the number of businesses(...)

You pay a premium for airport pick-ups and drop-offs, but picking up a car in a town near where you are flying into can be a real hassle and resolving problems can be more difficult. Photograph: iStock

Car hire can be very handy when you are on your holidays. It can also be very stressful and very costly if you get it wrong. For decades car-hire com(...)

Eamon Ryan: as minister for the environment in 2010 he outlined his vision for Irish motoring

In 2010 Eamon Ryan, then minister for the environment, outlined his vision for Irish motoring. The target for 2012 was to have 6,000 electric passenge(...)

If you do need to go on day trips, hire a car for a couple of days in the middle of your holiday rather than for the duration. If you do need to go on day trips, hire a car for a couple of days in the middle of your holiday rather than for the duration

I am off on my holidays and will probably rent a car but don’t want to be ripped off. Any tips? Loads of them. The first tip is ask yourself do (...)

Project aims to speed up time spent at airports

Car hire firms aggree higher standards Five major car hire firms have agreed to improve practices following a Europe-wide review by the UK’s Comp(...)

Europcar said in a statement it will price its initial public offering in a range between €11.50 and €15 per share

French car rental group Europcar’s IPO will value the group at €1.7 to €2 billion, the company said on Monday. Europcar said in a statement it will pr(...)

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