Residents go green with new car share scheme

Residents in the Arboretum area are going green with a pay-as-you-go car share scheme.

The Car Club vehicle, a low emission Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, has been provided by Enterprise Car Club, and is parked at Worcester Baptist Church on Sansone Walk in the city centre.

Residents wishing to use the car pay a small monthly fee and can then pre-book the car online or via an app when they need it.

Once signed up, customers have access to the largest Car Club in the UK with 1,500 cars and vans located in more than 220 cities, towns and communities, across the country.

As well as helping reduce the number of cars on the road, it is also a great option for residents who can't afford their own car but find it convenient to have the use of a vehicle occasionally.

Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Adrian Gregson, said: "I'd like to thank Worcester Baptist Church and Enterprise for working together to set up this scheme which, if successful, could be rolled out to other areas of the city too. Encouraging car sharing is a key part of our strategy to help cut carbon emissions and improve the environment for all. The car club is also a great way of providing convenient and flexible transport for those who might not be able to afford a car of their own."

Randall Rickabaugh, Head of Mobility for Enterprise in the Southwest said: "Car Club is a great alternative to meet changing travel patterns as research shows that 20 percent of Car Club members joined to make savings from not running their own car, and we know that those with their own vehicle find value in using Car Club for when they need the occasional use of a second vehicle.

"Once someone becomes a member of our car club, they have access to our complete network of vehicles, and this means they can enjoy hassle-free motoring not only in Worcester but also when travelling elsewhere in the UK."

Enterprise is offering Worcester residents their first year's annual standard membership for just £10 (usually & thereafter £60/yr). As well as saving £50 on membership fees, when you join you can also get £10 free driving credit. Terms and conditions apply.

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(l to r) Randall Rickabaugh of Enterprise Cars; Mayor of Worcester Councillor Adrian Gregson, Kevin Thomas of Enterprise Cars and Reverend Darren Smith, Worcester Baptist Church.
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