Sydney car rental deal ends after two months, says company’s chief executive
A deal between a company and a car rental company to give consumers cheap car rental has ended after two years.
The company was originally scheduled to begin renting cars from February 2017 but the agreement with one of the companies, USAA, was set to end on January 1, 2018.
Mr Wetherill said the agreement had been a “terrible idea” but was unlikely to end the rental industry.
“We’ll be getting the last one out the door,” he said.
USAA chief executive Paul Wetheril.
Photo: Supplied “The reason we’re going to get it done is because we have two years’ worth of data on how people are using cars and we’ve been able to build an understanding of the value proposition.”
USAA’s head of car rental said he was disappointed with the end of the deal.
“This is something we’re absolutely disappointed about,” USAA general manager of automotive, Jeff Nussbaum, said.
“If it’s not going to work, then we’re not going.” “
USAAA chief executive Jeff Nusbaum. “
If it’s not going to work, then we’re not going.”
USAAA chief executive Jeff Nusbaum.
Photo : Supplied The car rental industry has been rocked by the deaths of more than 40 people in the past year, including several in the last week.
More than 100,000 people in NSW have had their car rental contracts cancelled or ended.
In October last year, a woman died in Sydney’s north-east after a car she had rented was stolen from a garage.
She was only found dead when police searched the garage.
A man died in June after his car rental contract was cancelled after he became involved in a hit-and-run incident.
Mr Nussba said the cancellation of contracts had a major impact on the rental sector.
“The most important thing is to get the people who need to get their car out there, get them on the road,” he told 7.30.
USAAA general manager Jeff Nuscbaum.