Hitching a lift with a colleague could help you save on fuel and cut the cost of vehicle maintenance.
The UK lags behind Germany and France for car share usage (source Statista), but what are the benefits to individuals, in their pocket and socially?
As the number of car sharing companies increases, it’s likely that urbanised areas, including the majority of cities will make a pledge to reduce congestion and back car-pooling.
Think Boris Bikes on four wheels, or Airbnb on the move and you may well be looking into the near future of car usage in the world’s major cities.
Established in America in 2000, Zipcar has grown considerably over the last five years and now caters for in excess of one million members across 500 cities in nine countries.
Similarly, the recently announced partnership between Jaguar Land Rover and Waymo is set to see 20,000 IPACE vehicles take to the roads, using self-drive, electrified technology.
According to research firm Frost & Sullivan, the number of members using car-sharing services is expected to increase almost threefold from roughly six million in 2017 to almost 18 million by 2025, with the US expected to have the lion’s share of this increase.
The rise of car sharing is expected to come about by increased urbanisations and cost of transport. And one European city is alrady making waves.
Late last year, Oslo became the first city in Europe to pledge to create a car-free zone by 2020. not without it’s critics, amongst them many of its residents. The city is currently working on its plan.
London has similarly discussed the prospects of car-free zones, choosing for the moment at least to settle for a congestion charge.
Car-pooling is a very different offer to car-sharing. Urbanised locations may well offer a great environment within which consumers can hop in and out of shared cars, but not so in less densely populated areas or in remote locations.
Car sharing can support a reduction in congestion and help cut C02 emissions, as well as reduce the cost of commuting. Yet if a straightforward lift share won’t work for you, why not consider Park and Share? Take your car to a central location, where you meet up with other car sharers to finish your journey.
The more people talk about car sharing, the more people will be encouraged to give it a go. What’s not to like about less traffic on the road, resulting in quicker journey times. Not to mention the prospect of reducing your weekly fuel bill.
Jaguar Land Rover’s designated liftshare website provides an easy to use match tool to help with identifying people who may travel to the same work destinations and anyone can register.
To encourage more colleagues to register, convenient parking spaces are specially reserved for car sharers on all of our sites. To qualify, you must first create an account on the JLR liftshare website and follow the full registration details.