Car clubs offer a new way to keep your small business workforce mobile with the provision of pay as you go cars. You join the car club who provide cars that can be accessed through a booking system and a key code. Car clubs are often now referred to as a way of car sharing.

Car club alliance targets business users

By |2017-11-20T12:30:08+00:00May 27th, 2015|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Mobility|

CAR clubs are banding together in a bid to get 1M business and private car sharing users by the next decade. The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) is working with Transport for London, London Councils, the Greater London Authority, Carplus and a range of car club operators creating a new Car Club Coalition. The Coalition has just published [...]

Pumping out the car management costs with AlphaCity car sharing

By |2017-11-20T12:29:59+00:00May 21st, 2015|Car clubs, Contract hire and leasing|

ADVANCED pumping solutions provider, Grundfos Pumps, has cut its daily rentals expenditure by 42 percent following consultation with business mobility specialist, Alphabet. Corporate car sharing scheme Alphabet’s corporate car sharing scheme, AlphaCity, has significantly reduced the amount of time and money Grundfos spends on managing its vehicles. As a result, this has enabled it to refocus its efforts on sales [...]

City Car Club appointed car sharing partner for Greenwich

By |2017-11-20T12:29:56+00:00May 14th, 2015|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing|

City Car Club: providing car sharing for Greenwich CAR sharing in London's Royal Borough of Greenwich in London is changing. City Car Club has been appointed as the  car sharing partner to improve local people’s access to sustainable transport. City Car Club, owned by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, will be the sole supplier now, meaning Zipcar loses out. Car sharing is a useful [...]

BMW launches DriveNow car club just months after Daimler dumps UK scheme

By |2017-11-20T12:27:10+00:00December 2nd, 2014|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Mobility, News|

DriveNow will launch first in London following on from the successes of other round-trip car clubs including Zipcar BMW is set to launch its own car club just months after Daimler abandoned its Car2Go scheme claiming the UK's private ownership culture is still too strong. According to The Financial Times the German manufacturer will this week bring its [...]

SME transport options expand with cash boost for car clubs

By |2017-11-20T12:27:07+00:00November 27th, 2014|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Mobility|

Baroness Susan Kramer, Minister of State for Transport, with one of the winning car club schemes in Norfolk WINNING car club schemes taking a share of a £500,000 government handout have been announced for Derby, Nottingham, Norfolk and West Yorkshire, making them ever more attractive for local SME business managers. Transport Minister Baroness Kramer announced that the cash [...]

Scotland best for electric car clubs

By |2017-11-20T12:26:56+00:00November 11th, 2014|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Mobility|

Want access to electric vehicles via pay-as-you-drive car clubs  - well Scotland is leading the way SCOTLAND is leading the way in providing convenient and affordable access to electric vehicles through pay-as-you-drive electric car clubs. Funding from Transport Scotland has facilitated the introduction of an additional 58 new electric car club vehicles. This substantial number of new vehicles [...]

Audi ‘shared fleet’ option for SMEs launched in Berlin

By |2017-11-20T12:26:55+00:00November 10th, 2014|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Mobility, Pool cars, SME business motoring and fleet management|

An Audi A1 Sporback, like one of those available in Berlin on a flexible, pay-per-use billing system GERMAN small businesses have been offered a company car solution that shares the fleet between SME companies and even employees on their free time. The car pool service “Audi shared fleet” launched in Berlin promises to offer a free choice of [...]

Car club case study: OnlyRoses

By |2017-11-20T12:26:51+00:00November 5th, 2014|Car clubs, Contract hire and leasing|

Anian and Sabine Schmitt of OnlyRoses: pay as you go fans Anian Schmitt, co-owner of OnlyRoses Cars: 1, a Smart Fortwo; hire vehicles as needed Financing method: Lease and car club spot hire Anian Schmitt runs OnlyRoses with his wife, Sabine. As the OnlyRoses name suggests, the south-west London company specialises in one thing: roses. The roses come [...]

Car sharing needs a leg-up from government

By |2017-11-20T12:26:51+00:00November 5th, 2014|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, News|

Car2Go which is available in both Birmingham and London, is the perfect example of car sharing IF you’re a small business using car rental or car sharing through a car club, you’ll understand the benefits the pay as you go motoring they bring to your business already. No standing costs – pay on use Fully duty of care [...]

Zipcar expands car sharing service with Madrid launch

By |2017-11-20T12:26:47+00:00October 30th, 2014|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Mobility|

Zipcar - Madrid launch for the world's largest car sharing car club under the Avancar brand THE car sharing firm Zipcar is getting more European in flavour. The car sharing firm has launched in the Spanish capital using the Avancar brand. The expansion builds on the success of the existing Avancar service which has been available in Barcelona since 2005. [...]

Loughborough latest to offer SME leaner, green transport options

By |2017-11-20T12:26:39+00:00October 19th, 2014|Car clubs, Contract hire and leasing, Mobility|

Smartgo offers businesses and their staff in Loughborough a range of travel benefits and services to save money THE promise of cheaper, greener business travel is on the table for SME fleet operators in Loughborugh with the roll-out of Smartgo to the town. Smartgo claims to offer businesses and their staff in Loughborough a range of travel benefits and [...]

Alphabet’s AlphaCity corporate car sharing scheme awarded

By |2017-11-20T12:26:17+00:00September 19th, 2014|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Mobility|

Alphabet's Nigel Trotman receives the ‘Car Scheme Provider of the Year’ award at the annual Workplace Savings & Benefits Awards from comedian Lucy Porter CONGRATULATIONS  to Alphabet who have won the ‘Car Scheme Provider of the Year’ award at the annual Workplace Savings & Benefits Awards. Alphabet, a specialist in business mobility including contract hire, won the award [...]

Government funding announced for car clubs promotion

By |2017-11-20T12:25:40+00:00August 4th, 2014|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, News|

Baroness Susan Kramer, Minister of State for Transport, hope that additional funding will kick start an increase in rural car clubs THE spread of car clubs beyond the limits of cities is being heralded as a ideal way to reduce the UK’s CO2 emissions and improve air quality. Car clubs, where drivers pay a membership fee to access [...]

Corporate car sharing the Business Car Manager way

By |2017-11-20T12:23:26+00:00October 9th, 2013|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Editor's blog, Industry articles, Mobility, News|

AlphaCity is a corporate car sharing programme intended to help bigger businesses dispense with the need for pool cars FOUND myself parking next to one of Alphabet’s AlphaCity cars last week during a visit to the company’s HQ in Hook, Hampshire, last week. Alphabet is a business car leasing and management company. Its actually owned by BMW, but [...]

Hertz plans world’s biggest car sharing network

By |2017-11-20T12:22:43+00:00June 29th, 2013|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Mobility, News|

Small businesses, especially in London, can benefit from the flexibility and immediacy of car sharing CAR rental giant Hertz is planning big for car sharing. Car sharing is typified in the UK by car clubs such as the Zipcar. However, with Hertz 24/7, Hertz plans to combine the car sharing experience with its car rental might. Hertz 24/7, [...]

car2go car sharing service expands in London

By |2017-11-20T12:22:29+00:00June 3rd, 2013|Car clubs, Car leasing plans and prices, Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Mobility, News, Smart Reviews, SME business motoring and fleet management|

Smart choice? Car-sharing service car2go expands in London THE car-sharing service car2go, owned by Daimler and Europcar, is expanding its area of operations in London. The car2go service was originally launched in London's Islington and Sutton boroughs. the new areas will be served by 500 Smart cars But car2go is now being expanded to cover a much larger [...]

Zipcar expands car sharing into City Airport

By |2017-11-20T12:22:26+00:00May 28th, 2013|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Car rental, Company car and business car reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Mobility, News, SME business motoring and fleet management|

A big benefit of Zipcar for business travellers is that they can take a car for just a few hours ZIPCAR, the car sharing club, is expanding its horizons with a landing slot at London's City Airport. And that’s just the start of Zipcar’s plans to spread its wings. Zipcar, which is owned by the Avis Budget Group, [...]

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