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Silvercar's All-Audi A4 Car Rental Service Set to Launch at Denver International Airport(July 23, 2014)
AUSTIN, Texas, July 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Silvercar, the all-Audi airport car rental service, begins taking reservations at Denver International Airport today. The company will introduce a first-of-its-kind car rental operation at DIA on Monday, August 11th. Denver marks Silvercar's 8th airport location nationwide and its third market opening in just three months.
"We're rapidly expanding, and our customers love it. Now we're introducing service at Denver International, the fifth largest car rental market in the US, and we couldn't be more excited to partner with Canopy," says Silvercar CEO Luke Schneider. "We're going to 'wow' customers, both new and existing," adds Schneider. "In an environment where weather can be an issue, thanks to Canopy we're proud to say we're the only car rental company that guarantees travelers can pick up their car in an indoor, climate-controlled facility. We're also the only company that can guarantee that same car will have the safety and responsiveness of all-wheel drive. And of course, we're the only company that can guarantee that car will be an Audi A4. With everything we do, we put the customer first, and that allows us to consistently deliver an experience that is superior to anything else out there."
Silvercar will offer a competitive $59/day introductory rate at DIA. That's a fully-loaded Audi offered for less than the price of the competitions' mid and full-size cars like the Chevy Impala.
Canopy Parking is a state-of-the-art LEED® Gold Certified establishment and is the greenest parking facility in the world. Powered by solar, geothermal and wind technologies, the company has raised the bar for airport parking. The Silvercar fleet will be available in Canopy's indoor customer facility, replete with complimentary WiFi, coffee and daily newspaper.
"We're thrilled to partner with Silvercar. We're both forward-thinking companies focused on the customer experience. We believe travelers deserve a better way to travel, whether that be parking at their home airport or renting a car during their trip. It is a natural fit," says Tom Bechard of ProPark, Canopy's operating company.
Silvercar's customers will use Canopy's zero-emission shuttle service to get to and from the terminal. "It's a great way for us to enter the Denver market," says Silvercar's Schneider. "We're offering customers a better way to travel, and we're able to offer it without increasing emissions or airport traffic and congestion. It's a win-win-win all the way around."
Silvercar's model eliminates the typical frustration points associated with airport car rental. In lieu of counters, queues, paperwork and gates, the company hosts nearly all of its customer experience in a smartphone app. Rather than wait in lines or fill out paperwork, customers complete their profile and payment information online or in the Silvercar app prior to arrival. Once they land at the airport, customers simply board the Canopy shuttle and use the mobile app to unlock their own silver Audi A4 at the Canopy facility. The keys are waiting inside the car and the customer is able to drive right off. "It really doesn't get any easier," adds Schneider.
In addition, each Silvercar is equipped with Google Earth GPS navigation, SiriusXM satellite radio, in-car Wi-Fi and a toll tag—all at no additional charge, and the company only charges local pump prices for fuel refills.
Silvercar currently operates at Los Angeles Int'l (LAX), San Francisco Int'l (SFO), Dallas Fort-Worth Int'l (DFW), Dallas Love-Field (DAL), Austin-Bergstrom Int'l (AUS), Phoenix Sky Harbor Int'l (PHX) and Miami Int'l (MIA). "Expect more to come from us this year," added Schneider.
To learn more about Silvercar or to make a reservation, visit silvercar.com or download the Silvercar app.
Simply put by Wired.com, Silvercar is "car rental that doesn't suck." Founded to eliminate typical frustrations and points of friction that have plagued its industry for decades, the company is paving the way for the future of car rental. At Silvercar, there are no lines, counters or paperwork. There are no upsells or tricky fuel packages. There is no guessing game of what car you might get stuck with. Silvercar has reimagined car rental as it could (and should) be: all you have to do is use your smartphone, drive an Audi A4, and fly home happy. The company launched its first operation at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in January 2013. A privately held company, Silvercar is headquartered in Austin, TX. For more information, visit silvercar.com or download the Silvercar app.
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