Drivalia launches major UK expansion

European automotive rental, leasing, and mobility company Drivalia has opened its first UK franchise operator, Research Garage Group, in Nuneaton.

The partnership represents a key milestone in the expansion of Drivalia’s UK network, and demonstrates significant progress in the company’s wider commitment to becoming one of Europe’s leading operators in the new mobility sector.

The introduction of its first franchise operator is part of a Drivalia’s new phase of network expansion in the UK. The company aims to grow from 25 to more than 80 locations in major towns and cities within the next two years, and will rely on partnerships with motor retailers like Research Garage Group, car park operators, and traditional car rental franchisees, to achieve this goal.

Managing director of Drivalia, Alex Hughes, said: “There are now more ways than ever that motorists can access a car, with many choosing to rent, lease, share or subscribe to a vehicle, rather than buying one. As this trend continues, we want to ensure that we make it as easy as possible for customers to use Drivalia, which means expanding our network across the UK. We believe franchising high quality, experienced dealerships is an effective and efficient way to do this.

“Welcoming Research Garage Group into our network marks a significant achievement for Drivalia and its expansion plans. It’s thanks to Research Garage Group’s reputation for exceptional customer service and a strong focus on customer satisfaction, that Drivalia customers can expect to be well served.”