Amazon and Emerald Car Rentals to launch services to drive out car rental companies
Emerald Car Rental announced on Monday that it has signed a deal with Amazon for a new app for car rental services and a new smartphone app for driving on public roads.
The two companies are partnering on the Emerald CarRental App for Cars, which is available for Android, iOS, and Apple devices, and will be available to rent vehicles on Amazon’s website and app from May 21.
The app also includes a free one-year subscription to Emerald Carrentals, a free monthly membership to Emerald Rental, and a monthly subscription to The Emerald Car Recycling Center, which provides recycling services for cars and other recyclables.
Emerald Car rental will also add its own car sharing app, which will be free to rent on Amazon.
Emerald car rental will partner with Emerald CarRecycle to provide a vehicle sharing network for Amazon users to share vehicles with each other.
The partnership between Emerald Car and Emerald Rentals, which began in April, marks the second time Amazon has partnered with a car rental company in the past two years.
Emerald’s partner companies have been partnering with Amazon since March, when Amazon acquired the car rental service.
The agreement with Amazon means Emerald Car rentals will be the first of its kind, with both companies having access to a massive trove of data on car owners and users.
“The growth of the car sharing market has been tremendous and we’re thrilled that Emerald Car will be a part of Amazon’s ever-expanding car sharing service, which has grown exponentially in the last few years,” said Michael G. Anderson, vice president of Emerald Car Services, in a statement.
“We are thrilled to work with Emerald, and look forward to continuing to expand the Emerald family’s reach and offer our customers the best of both worlds: car sharing and car rental.”
Emerald Renter is a new company that Amazon acquired last year, with the intention of building a better, more secure way to share cars.
The company’s goal is to make it easier to share your vehicle and have the option of getting a credit toward your rental, but Amazon also wants to build a more reliable and secure way for car owners to make the transaction.
Emerald Roper has had a partnership with Amazon through its own subsidiary, Emerald Car Partner.
In a statement, Emerald Rtorrent said that the new partnership “will give us an edge in our mission to offer a safe and secure car sharing solution that can also be a vehicle-sharing platform for Amazon’s Alexa-enabled devices.”
Emerald Carrrent has had success with its app, but it’s not clear whether it will be able to match Amazon’s success with the growing market for car rentals.
Emerald said it will add a new car rental partner to its app this month, and Emerald will add an app to its website in the coming months.
The new partnership with Emerald comes on the heels of a deal between Emerald and Amazon that Amazon signed in April.
Amazon and Amazon also recently announced a new agreement to allow Emerald to be integrated into the Alexa platform, allowing users to rent cars through the app on the Alexa-powered Echo Show.
Emerald has partnered up with the Ford Fusion in the same manner as Emerald Car has.