Content of the study

Available languages

MARKET OVERVIEW

1.1 Definition and scope of the study

Short-term car rental or vehicle rental is a service offered by a company that provides customers with vehicle rentals for short periods of time ranging from a few hours to a few weeks. Rental companies often have many local branches, allowing customers to return their vehicles to a different location than where they were picked it up.

Most rental agencies are located in airport terminals, in the immediate vicinity of train stations and in city centers, and reservations can be made online through a website. Thus, the car rental market concerns all operations between companies and individuals allowing the borrowing of a vehicle for a specific period of time. a distinction is usually made between short-term rentals and long-term rentals, or leasing, in which the renter is the lessor.

In 2019, there were nearly 8 million short-term vehicle rentals. The combination of several phenomena, including sustained growth in tourism, the emergence of short-term rental as an alternative to vehicle ownership, but also changes in the behavior of motorists, who are more inclined to adopt new forms of mobility, are contributing to the structural growth of the car rental market in France.

The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted the market. Indeed, the various measures of restrictions and travel limitations have directly affected the short-term vehicle rental sector. As a result, the sector's leading companies, Europcar and Hertz, have filed for bankruptcy in the United States since 2020, due to their financial difficulties. However, the recovery of tourism and the lifting of health restrictions in Europe, and more particularly in France, suggests a strong recovery in activity in 2021 with significant price increases in the most popular regions.

ANALYSIS OF THE DEMAND

MARKET STRUCTURE

ANALYSIS OF THE OFFER

REGULATION

POSITIONING OF THE ACTORS

To keep reading, buy the full research

What is in this market study?

  • What are the figures on the size and growth of the market?
  • What is driving the growth of the market and its evolution?
  • What are the latest trends in this market?
  • What is the positioning of companies in the value chain?
  • How do companies in the market differ from each other?
  • Access company mapping and profiles.
  • Data from several dozen databases

  • This market study is available online and in pdf format (30 p.)
  • Consult an example PDF or online
Buy this market study 89€

Availability within 2 business days

Buy a pack and get an immediate discount

Pack 5 études (-15%) - France

378€

  • 5 études au prix de 75,6€HT par étude à choisir parmi nos 800 titres sur le catalogue France pendant 12 mois
  • Conservez -15% sur les études supplémentaires achetées
  • Choisissez le remboursement des crédits non consommés au terme des 12 mois (durée du pack)

Consultez les conditions du pack et de remboursement des crédits non consommés.

Inclus dans ce pack: This study (The car rental market - France) + 4 other studies of your choice

Buy the 5 Study Pack 378€

Method

Data
Analysts 1 sector analyzed
in 40 pages
Method
Control

Analysts

  • Top Universities
  • Expert opinion

Data

  • Databases
  • Press
  • Company reports

Control

  • Continuously updated
  • Permanent watch

Method

  • Synthetic structure
  • Standardized charts

Reviews (2)

The car rental market - France

Publicado en 01/09/2022 by Jamal Bourbaa

Accurate and up-to-date information Gives a global and relevant vision of the market


Businesscoot Response:

Thank you Jamal for your opinion!

The car rental market - France

Publicado en 05/01/2022 by Sébastien Wolff - Businesscoot

Interesting commentary on the birth of car-sharing and the appearance of many start-ups in the sector. Little information on long-term rental


Businesscoot Response:

Hello Sébastien, Thank you for your feedback which helps us to improve the quality of our studies. We will keep you informed if an update is made by our teams soon. :)