14 November 2018

Locauto gains speed with Elefast you can now book and pick up your car.

The partnership between Targa Telematics and Locauto goes from strength to strength with version 2.0 of Elefast – the innovative system from Locauto Rent. Using the app, you can rent a car in full self-service mode – to need to go to the rental desk


Since its debut two years ago, Elefast has revolutionised short-term rentals with the introduction of rapid, autonomous pick-up and booking procedures, freeing the user from the need to report to the booking desk.

Locauto is ready to move on to the next level and expand its customer base through important innovations developed by Targa Telematics. All ensuring a more rapid, convenient and above all immediate service. The watchword is: “ready to rent”!

Giuliano Benaglio, Smart Mobility Director of Locauto commented: „With this totally new version of Elefast, Locauto emerges as a pioneer in technological innovation and a leading player in car rentals. It’s a big step closer to the concept of Smart Mobility, a “citizen-friendly” mobility concept that’s high-tech with low environmental impact.“

„Elefast aims to meet user mobility requirements in a practical way,“ explains Silvia Salemi, Chief Marketing Officer of Targa Telematics. „Targa Telematics has taken care of not just the technology, but also all the essential aspects of innovative service delivery. With its mobile app, Elefast becomes a Mobility as a Service (MaaS) enabler, which gives the end-user a smarter customer experience.“

One of the biggest new developments is the extension of the vehicle booking and pick-up service. With the technological input of Telematics Targa, users can now utilise Elefast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the app for iOS and Android available in their stores.

Also, the new version of Elefast lets you book your car by choosing it right in the car park, or you can change an existing booking and choose a different car model, relying on an entire exclusive fleet.

It all happens with a few simple clicks. Elefast now combines the speed of car sharing and the benefits and security of Locauto Short Term Rental – this means you can always count on a clean car with a full tank, checked after each use. In addition, the technological platform of Targa Telematics designed specifically for the partner and its customers is connected to the operations center, providing driver assistance in all circumstances.








Press Office – Sergio Cerini

Mob. [+39] 335 6951224 s.cerini@effecicomunicazione.it



Locauto Group is 100% Italian, boasting over 30 years’ experience in the field of short, medium and long-term rental of cars and commercial vehicles, with 45 branches in major airports, train stations and city centres. In 2013, Locauto became a partner in Italy of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car multinational, a global leader in car rentals. In 2016 it was Europe’s first rental company to launch Locauto Elefast, a digital, fully self-service option giving the user an autonomous, no-queues rental service through the Locauto app.



Chief Marketing Officer
Silvia Salemi Tel [+39] 0422 247915. [+39] 347 5635278 silvia.salemi@targatelematics.com

Communications Manager
Susanne Furini Tel [+39] 0422 247915 – Mob. [+39] 345 7274925 susanne.furini@targatelematics.com



Targa Telematics is a company with 20 years’ experience in connected vehicles. It offers technological solutions in telematics, telemetry and smart mobility. It is a leader in digital platforms and the development of applications for short and long-term renters, finance companies and large fleets. Its services range through insurance telematics, asset and fleet management, remote diagnostics and telemetry of cars, professional and construction vehicles and management of airport service vehicles.