A Car Share Club for Llandrindod?

Inspired by other successful schemes, the Transition Group is looking to set up a Car Share scheme in Llandrindod.

This is not a "lift sharing" scheme, but one where members of the club jointly own vehicles and share the running costs.

Clubs are usually set up by a group of local people as a not for profit organisation. In the UK, over 245,000 people are already car club members with access to more than 4,000 vehicles.

What would you get from club membership?

Car clubs provide their members with convenient access to vehicles without the hassles and expense of ownership (such as tax, MOT, fuel, servicing, repairs, depreciation and parking). 

Instead you "pay as you go" when you use a club vehicle with a cost based on how long you have the vehicle and how many miles you travel.

The club won't suit everyone, but if you currently own a vehicle and do less than 8,000 miles a year then switching to use a club vehicle when you need one can save you thousands of pounds every year!  Car clubs are particularly good for people who:

  • currently own a car but don't do a large annual mileage
  • don't currently own a car but would like to use one occasionally
  • run a second car but could cut down to one car if they had access to club vehicles.

Why is the Transition Group promoting use of cars?

Surely it's not very "green"?

Actually Car Share Clubs are a much "greener" way of having access to vehicles:

  • Having access to a range of vehicle sizes mean that car club journeys are usually done using more fuel-efficient vehicles resulting in lower greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Data from existing car clubs shows that each car club vehicle takes between six and fifteen privately owned vehicles off the road. This reduces pressure on car parking and helps decrease congestion.
  • The money saved by members also means there is more money to go into the local economy.

Interested?

If you would like to know more, please download our leaflet which gives more information and sample costs of using club vehidles.

If you'd like to become a club member, please let us know.

Would you be able to give some time to help set up and run a club?  Please mention this when contacting us.

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