What is Carshare?
How would you like to have a car you didn't have to tax, service or maintain, where all the bills were sorted for you and was capable of being transformed from a hatchback to run-around whenever you wanted?
This is not fantasy, this service it is already available. It's called Car Sharing. Car Share is a friendly, local way to have access to a car without actually having to personally own it. Not only is it an easy and convenient service to use, but also there is a range of vehicles you can choose from and above all, it can save you money.
Then Car Sharing may be the answer.
Car Sharing is convenient -
Car Sharing offers you choice
A great benefit of Car Sharing is choice of vehicles. You can use a smaller car for city trips, an estate for removals, or a people mover for outings with the family.
Car Sharing saves you money
Members of pay lower fixed costs than car owners. The joining fee is a one-off payment of £25 and annual membership typically come to £100, which is less than a tax disc. After that you pay as you drive.
Benefits to the community and the environment
Car clubs and car sharing have played a vital role in reducing society's dependence on the car by giving members access to a car for essential journeys without the need to own one. Car clubs have been operating successfully in mainland Europe since the early 1990s. Research has shown that one car share vehicle replaces between four and five privately owned vehicles, and members make significant changes to their travel behaviour. For example, in Berlin, the members of one scheme discovered that:
This, in turn, leads to the following benefits:
With thanks to CarPlus for the information quoted above