From today customers will be able to book their UK Green Motion rentals through the Uber app as they announce the launch of their new service, Uber Rent.
Following a successful trial in France and Australia, Uber have made the decision to make car rentals available through their app to the UK. Green Motion Australia were thrilled to be part of this initial trial through their partnership with CarTrawler and have seen first hand how this service helps to serve the increased demand that has been called for, for car rentals in recent months.
Covid_19 has brought with it major changes in the way the world travels as we have seen people favour car rentals over public transport and car sharing platforms. As a result, Uber reported a significant loss of $1.8 billion over the quarter last month and an 80% decrease in demand for their ride-hailing service from last year. This prompted them to revisit their Uber Rent concept, which they had previously trialed in the USA. It is strongly felt that the time is now right for Uber Rent to succeed in the travel market, as the world looks for safer ways to travel in the wake of the pandemic.
Partnering with CarTrawler, rentals can be booked directly from the Uber App right up until the time you need the vehicle, but it is recommended that you book with at least 24hrs notice.
Green Motion are extremely pleased to be a part of this monumental move by Uber and look forward to serving many of their customers in the UK.