Car sharing

car_share_fun_w_writingWhen people share cars, fewer cars are on the road. Fewer cars on the road means fewer greenhouse gas emissions and less traffic. 

E-cocars members prefer sustainable modes of travel like walking, taking the bus or cycling and save carsharing for when they need a car.

We typically drive only 1,400 miles a year, while the average driver in the UK drives 6,000 – 24,000 miles a year!

In terms of greenhouse gas emissions, we produce 0.32 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents a year, which is 10-36 times less than the average driver.

Half the people who join E-cocars ditch their cars at the next MOT.

Why is car sharing important?

There are too many cars clogging our streets, burning fuel, creating more pollution and pretty much taking over the centre of our towns.

Plus, not relying on a car all the time can make you more fit and happier. Carsharing can improve your quality of life, your environment and your bank account.

Growing the car share movement

City+Car+Club+5The telematic booking system used by E-cocars actively encourages more sharing.  Because many businesses, tenant groups and other car clubs use smartcards, the E-cocars booking system can allow these cards to access our E-cocars.  So, for example, they could come down from London by train, use their City Car Club card, jump into the E-cocar and explore Dartmoor.  They would need to join E-cocars and book it, of course!