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.

Zipcar adds business friendly cars to pay-as-you-drive range

By |2017-11-20T12:22:24+00:00May 22nd, 2013|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Mobility, News|

The all new Golf Mk7 (right) joins Zipcar's range of cars along with the Up! and latest Corsa FANCY driving the all-new VW Golf on business? Or how about a VW Up! Or the latest Vauxhall Corsa? Now you can try them out – without even committing to it being your next company car. That's because  Zipcar is [...]

Could you save money using car sharing?

By |2017-11-20T12:21:49+00:00March 12th, 2013|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Mobility|

SMEs who need a van today and a posh car tomorrow could benefit from car sharing. No fixed costs, and flexibility when you need it ZIPCAR, the UK’s largest pay-as-you-drive car network, has just launched its new Business Calculator. The Zipcar Business Calculator is a tool that enables SMEs to better understand their transport requirements by demonstrating the [...]

Sixt offers SMEs the luxury touch

By |2017-11-20T12:19:23+00:00June 26th, 2012|Car clubs, Car leasing plans and prices, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Mobility, News, SME business motoring and fleet management|

Aston Martin DB9: part of the new Sixt Luxury collection Story: RALPH MORTON   How  would you feel turning up to a meeting in a luxury car? Or entering your local golf competition knowing you can turn up in a sports car? Dreams? Well, perhaps. But not any more. Rental company Sixt has just launched Sixt Luxury. And, [...]

Ampera turns a corner for city commuters

By |2017-11-20T12:18:48+00:00May 21st, 2012|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Mobility, News, Vauxhall Reviews|

Zipcar: Mark Walker and Steward Gibbs shake on the deal Author: ROBIN ROBERTS The range extending Vauxhall Ampera has turned a corner in the capital. Zipcar, has launched a pilot partnership with Vauxhall, that sees Ampera join its fleet of self-service, pay as you go vehicles for the next six months. It’s the first time in the UK that [...]

Car clubs get pat on the back for cleaning up cities and towns

By |2017-11-20T12:18:08+00:00April 4th, 2012|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Mobility, News|

Clubbing it: Car clubs in urban areas are good idea say Government researchers Author: Robin Roberts Getting in the club is good for your health, according to researchers. The Transport Research Laboratory has just given the thumbs up to the growing number of car clubs in London which has led to an overall reduction in emissions because renters [...]

Alphabet launches AlphaCity car-sharing club

By |2017-11-20T12:17:54+00:00March 16th, 2012|BMW Reviews, Car clubs, Car leasing plans and prices, Car news and reviews, Car rental, Company car and business car reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Mobility, News|

Under new AlphaCity car sharing initiative, MINI is one of the key brands offered in Alphabet's innovative new package Author: Ralph Morton THE BMW-owned leasing company Alphabet has today launched an innovative corporate car sharing initiative. Called AlphaCity, Alphabet claims it will reduce the costs associated with traditional pool cars - those unloved car park orphans used by [...]

Join William Hague in the pool car club

By |2017-11-20T12:09:27+00:00January 17th, 2012|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Mobility, Pool cars|

By Ralph Morton, editor
THE Foreign Secretary William Hague has lost the use of his ministerial car - and will now have to use public transport or a pool car to save tax payers' money. Should your business follow suit? And what is a pool car anyway? Editor Ralph Morton reports

UK’s biggest car club expands B2B offering

By |2014-11-26T13:25:54+00:00January 24th, 2011|Car clubs, Mobility, News|

ZIPCAR, which bought out rival Streetcar last year, plans to increase the awareness of its business car offering to small and medium sized businesses.

Car clubs provide pay on use motoring in city environments. The cost of your usage is based on how long you have the car and how far you drive. But the key point is you pay for use rather than incurring ownership costs.

All cars are fully maintained, fuelled, covered with business insurance, while all drivers must have their licences checked

547 – Visit to Streetcar car club

By |2017-11-20T12:14:35+00:00January 24th, 2011|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Industry articles, Mobility, News|

FUNNY how Christmas parties can throw up all sorts of unexpected connections. Along with Alison – my wife and co director of Business Car Manager – we were invited to a dinner party that had, our hosts explained, a car 'theme'. Our role was obvious. What I wasn't expecting was to end up in conversation over a glass of wine [...]

536 – Electric cars fail to spark business interest

By |2017-11-20T12:14:33+00:00December 17th, 2010|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Industry articles, Mobility, News|

Nissan LEAF: no tailpipe emissions from the European Car of the Year winner Editor's Blog on why electric cars don't work for SMEs ELECTRIC cars have been receiving a very positive press this week. It started a little while back when the Nissan LEAF became the first electric car to win the European Car of the Year title. It was [...]

514 – Audi A1 to hit big time

By |2017-11-20T12:14:29+00:00October 20th, 2010|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Industry articles, Mobility, News|

JEREMY Hicks, boss of Audi, is already pleased with progress of his new baby: the A1 supermini. No wonder. All 2,000 A1s available this year have already been sold with some buyers spending between £23,000-£24,000 on Audi's executive version of the MINI. And bear in mind that list price for the car starts at £13,420 as of January 1, 2011. [...]

502 – Standing up for the tax man

By |2017-11-20T12:14:26+00:00September 27th, 2010|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Editor's blog, Industry articles, Mobility, News|

  THE tax man is a universally reviled figure among, well let's face it, many businesses – all that money earned, and HMRC wants always a seemingly bigger part of the pie. But it's not all bad news about the taxman, argues Tim Rosser, the boss of Turning Circle Solutions. I subscribe to Tim's occasional newsletters, and was particularly struck [...]

Peugeot launches flexible mobility service

By |2014-07-10T16:06:44+01:00July 14th, 2010|Car clubs, Car rental, Mobility, News|

DO YOU sometimes need a bigger car? Or a van every now and again? Or would you like something a bit more exciting to drive than your faithful business car for a weekend break?

A new service from Peugeot might be a simple solution to these needs. Mu by Peugeot is a cross between a car club and a daily rental service. It's being piloted at two Peugeot dealers

429 – Motorola’s all-in-one new navigation system

By |2017-11-20T12:14:11+00:00April 21st, 2010|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Industry articles, Mobility, News|

The Audi A4 Avant S line demonstration car - looks very classy, but S line suspension is on the firm side Business Car Manager: Editor's Blog THE BOYS from Motorola paid a visit yesterday to demonstrate their next generation navigation systems. Outside in the sunshine were Myles and Damien with a rather elegant Audi A4 Avant in S line trim. [...]

413 – Car clubs continue to grow

By |2017-11-20T12:14:08+00:00March 29th, 2010|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Editor's blog, Industry articles, Mobility, News|

GOOD to see the car club phenomenon making some headway. Car clubs provide a useful way of accessing cars on a low cost basis - you pay for membership of the club but after that just pay for usage by the hour. For city-based businesses it provides an ideal form of transport without having to commit to company cars. Cars [...]

376 – Lifestyle leasing and flexible contracts

By |2017-11-20T12:14:00+00:00January 19th, 2010|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Editor's blog, Industry articles, Mobility, News|

Lifestyle leasing: company car for business use; MPV for when you go on holiday and need extra versatility Future leasing schemes set to benefit small businesses I HAD a chat today with the characterful commercial boss of Leasedrive Velo, one of the UK's largest independent car leasing and fleet management companies. The reason for the call from Roddy [...]

You and your business: Zipcar

By |2020-01-22T10:26:16+00:00April 22nd, 2009|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Mobility|

Paul McLoughlin, who heads up car club Zipcar in the UK, explains to editor Ralph Morton why car clubs are big news for small businesses. Zipcar is a car club. It is, says the UK boss, Paul McLoughlin, the world’s largest and fastest growing car club: 275,000 members in London and North America. Members pay an annual membership fee to [...]

163 – Would you car share?

By |2017-11-20T12:13:20+00:00April 7th, 2009|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Editor's blog, Industry articles, Mobility, News|

Meeting with Carbon Heroes WHAT'S  your view on car sharing? Too intimate when you need space just to be alone in your car? Or a useful, socially and environmentally responsible thing to do? Two directors of Carbon Heroes – a new start up – reckon car sharing is the new way forward for businesses to cut carbon emissions. It’s an [...]

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