Car clubs are short-term car rental services that allow members access to locally parked cars and pay by the minute, hour or day.
Car clubs offer an alternative model to private car ownership for individuals and businesses. Car clubs reduce the need for private parking and can help more Londoners give up their cars while allowing for occasional car travel within London.
London is full of car clubs, ranging from traditional 'back-to-base' returnable models to flexible one-way models, with dedicated parking bays and areas.
Unlock a car using your smartcard or smartphone
What are the benefits?
- Sustainable travel behaviour. Car clubs have the potential to reduce car ownership, inspiring a shift away from private car use to walking, cycling and public transport instead.
- Benefits for businesses. Car clubs can help businesses and charities access the cleanest vans and cars, save money and reduce emissions.
- Transition to electric vehicles. Many car clubs now operate electric or hybrid vehicles capable of operating with zero emissions.
- Environmental and safety benefits. By encouraging people to transition to cleaner vehicles with the highest safety rating, car clubs can improve air quality and reduce CO2 emissions.
Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)
Some car clubs are running promotions for ULEZ, with vehicles that meet the ULEZ standards, in order to support the Mayor's efforts to clean up London's toxic air. Find out more about the ULEZ.
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