Could a City Car Club benefit you?




In Inverness on Tuesday (30) September people will be able to find out more about car clubs and pass of their views as to how they think a car club could work in the city.

A team of car club specialists is working with The Highland Council to investigate the feasibility of setting a car club up in Inverness. They are supported by Edinburgh-based Carplus - the not-for-profit, environmental transport organisation that promotes accessible and low-carbon transport.

A car club gives you all the convenience of a car without the stress of owning one. You just book online or by phone, open the car with your smartcard, key in your PIN number and drive. Car clubs give you greater flexibility, charging only for the time you use a car. On top of this, a car club car reduces the number of private cars on the road – which brings down congestion and frees up parking spaces.

If you drive less than 6-8,000 miles per year then a car club could save you up to £3,500 a year. Replacing a second family car with car club membership can bring even more savings.

Car club specialist, Richard Armitage, said: “A car club allows cars to be shared between drivers in an efficient and safe manner. A car club in Inverness could provide easy and affordable access to vehicles without the burden of costs associated with owning a vehicle. Car clubs are convenient, save you money and reduce your carbon footprint."

The Highland Council’s City Leader,  Councilor Ian Brown said: “In order to progress the Carbon CLEVER vision of a low carbon Highlands and a carbon neutral Inverness, we must investigate ways to enable people living here or visiting the Highland region to travel more sustainably.

“The public meeting on Tuesday will give people a chance to find out more about how shared transport can fit in with their lives. Please come along and ask any questions you may have, and at the same time share your expertise and local knowledge.”

The information sessions will takes place in Inverness Town House on Tuesday 30 September between 1pm and 2.30pm and 6pm and 7.30pm.

To find out more information about the events contact:

Daniel Greig, Highland Council E: T: 01463 702867

Richard Armitage E: M: 07973 538 556

To find out more about car clubs, visit the Carplus website:




26 Sep 2014