Renting - The Big Picture

More than 20% of UK adults rented a car in the UK or overseas in 2015.

The BVRLA estimates that there were 15.5million rental transactions by UK residents in 2015; 10.9 million of these involved cars and 4.6million involved vans.

The key reasons for choosing to rent a car rather than using another transport mode were: concenience and flexibility, complex travel itineraries or the need to transport luggage or bulky items.

The figures in this data sheet were compiled from a TNS online ombibus survey of 2,470 adults, a TRL customer car rental survey of 1,691 customers and BVRLA member data.

Publication Date: 
Friday, April 8, 2016