easyCar

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easyCar
Company typePrivate
IndustryRental and leasing services
Founded2000 (2000)
FounderSir Stelios Haji-Ioannou
Headquarters
United Kingdom
Key people
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou
ServicesCar and truck rentals
Websitewww.easycar.com

easyCar (formerly easyRentaCar) is a British-based car brokerage firm. It was founded by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou in 2000 and formerly undertook car rental services. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of easyGroup.[1][2][3]

History[edit]

In April 2000 easyGroup set up the company with the only rental car available being the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.[4]

easyCar Club was launched by easyCar in February 2014 as a peer-to-peer rental scheme that allows members to rent under-used private cars from one another.[5] On 1 December 2018, easyCar Club stopped accepting bookings citing a problem reaching an agreement with an insurer. On 18 December 2018, easyCar Club informed members that it was ceasing operations to join forces with Turo, and offering incentives for easyCar Club members to join Turo.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McAllister, J.F.O. (23 July 2001). "Easy All Over Europe". Time. Archived from the original on 1 October 2007.
  2. ^ Kleinman, Mark. "New Media: New Media Choice/Easyrentacar". Campaign.
  3. ^ Bloom, Jonah (11 June 2001). "EasyRentacar in MindShare split". Campaign.
  4. ^ Brian Rogers, Nirmaylia Kumar (1 January 2000). "www.easyRentacar.com". IMD.
  5. ^ Brignall, Miles (8 February 2014). "EasyCar Club: would you dare rent your vehicle to a neighbour?". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  6. ^ Haddard, Andre (9 January 2009). "Turo acquires the UK's easyCar Club". Turo.

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