GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. - Avis Europe PLC and Navidec Inc. are joining forces to sell used cars over the Internet throughout Europe.
They plan to launch an online used-car buying service in the United Kingdom this year and eventually expand throughout major European markets.
Avis is the leading car rental company in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Navidec is an e-business computer company.
Avis will own 65 percent of the new venture.
The company said it teamed with Navidec in order to draw on the Internet-selling experience of Navidec's subsidiary, DriveOff.com, which enables U.S. consumers to buy cars entirely online.