Mobile-only car rental launches in Spain

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Virtuo, the mobile-only car rental service, has launched for the first time in Spain with the opening of five locations in Barcelona.

Vehicles can be booked, located and unlocked using the app

Vehicles can be booked, located and unlocked using the Virtuo app

Marking the firm’s fourth European country, the expansion establishes locations across the city, including Barcelona Airport – El Prat, Sants Estació, Plaça Catalunya, Jardinets de Gràcia, and Francesc Macià. Prices start from €33 per day for both the brand-new Mercedes A-Class and GLA vehicles.

First launched in Paris in 2015, and now available across France and Belgium as well as in Manchester, London and Edinburgh, the 24/7 car rental service uses a 100% digital key to allow users to book and unlock vehicles, circumventing rental branch queues. The app walks users through every step of the rental process from booking, locating and unlocking cars to submitting a digital damage report, engaging with customer service, and reviewing real-time fuel and mileage information, among a whole host of other features.

Mauricio Sabater, general manager Spain at Virtuo, said; “We’re thrilled to be bringing our new-generation car rental to Spain for the first time. Whether it’s getting around vibrant Barcelona or taking a trip to neighbouring cities like Girona, residents and tourists will now have a convenient alternative to traditional car rental services and their associated hassles. Later this year, we’re excited to be expanding our fleet of 160 cars into Madrid and other Spanish cities.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.