Hertz announced today that it will soon introduce its own spin on car sharing services like Zipcar and Car2Go.
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Automakers and auto dealerships are opposing a bill that would require rental car companies to prohibit renting of recalled vehicles until they are repaired.
A bill that would require vehicles under safety recalls to be grounded from rental fleet use is being introduced again by a group of senators.
The taste of irony must be bitter for Ford Motor Co, as its dying Mercury division outsold Lincoln, Ford’s luxury division, in the month of June.
Mercury sales were up 26.2% compared to June, 2009, while Lincoln sales dropped 11% in that same time period. Leading the charge was the Mariner SUV, which reported a 37.5% percent increase in sales. However, the data did not cite whether fleet sales were included, as Mercury is tremendously popular among big fleet buyers like rental car agencies.
Ford canned the Mercury brand to focus its attention on its Lincoln brand, which is taking dead aim at Cadillac. Lincoln is expected to receive on onslaught of new product, starting with the redesigned MKX crossover this summer.