This idea is bigger than all of us…
Imagine a world with one million fewer cars on the road. We do. Every day we are working towards a place with less dependence on personally-owned vehicles. Why? Because it matters. Less cars on the road means less congestion, less pollution, less dependence on oil, and cleaner, fresher air to breathe. Some people don't believe it's possible for car clubs to have such a huge impact.
Here's a quick checklist of the facts so you can see for yourself.
Fewer cars. Way Fewer.
Every car club vehicle takes at least 15 personally-owned vehicles off the road.* Multiply that by the thousands of cars in our fleet, and you've got a really big number.
Less and less driving.
78% of car club members drive less than 3,000 miles a year and 60% drive less than 1,000 miles a year.*
Green gets even greener.
British car club vehicles emit 20% less CO2 per kilometre than the average British car. And London car club members generate less than half of the CO2 emissions than the average London household with one driver.** (Car club members are quite an impressive lot.)
A penny saved, a community revived.
A typical UK Zipcar member saves around £3,000 per year vs. owning their own vehicle. That's more money in your wallet, while at the same time doing good for the planet!
We pride ourselves—and our members—on redefining what green looks like. We're not one kind of person, or a specific group of people. Everyone's jumping on board.
Ready to make an impact? Let's get you started
*The Carplus Annual Report 2010-11
**The Carplus Annual Report 2011-2012