Developing Car Clubs England Programme

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Carplus provides support and technical advice to a number of projects across England, funded by the Department for Transport.

In 2014 the Department of Transport awarded Carplus £500,000 to develop and expand car clubs in England. An additional £1.8 million was awarded in 2015 to increase the size of the project and trial shared electric bike schemes.

The fund has helped launch, expand or develop schemes across England, from village car clubs to integrating car club travel into complex metropolitan transport systems.

Follow the progress of the projects as they reach significant milestones.

Developing Car Clubs England Programme Projects

Derbyshire Car Club

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Derbyshire County Council is working in partnership with the local NHS and the Local Authority to create new car clubs to complement the recently launched car club in Derby. Derbyshire Community Health Services (DCHS) is working with Co-wheels to provide pool cars for business use   Read more »»

Harbury Car Club

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Harbury Car Club provides a community service using electric vehicles in a small village where car ownership is regarded as a necessity.  Harbury has established an electric car club with 2 electric vehicles with an electric bay located to the rear of the village’s library   Read more »»

Derwent Valley Car Club

Derwent Valley Car Club used community engagement and market research to establish where future expansion for their electric vehicles was needed. Derwent Valley Car Club was formed in June 2013. It was set up with a National Lottery grant which allowed the car club to   Read more »»

Bristol Car Club

Bristol is a multi-operator city with Co-wheels, Enterprise Car Club (formally City Car Club) and Zipcar providing cars for hire in the city. The project has focused on expanding the number of car club vehicles. Expanding car club provision in Bristol has required designating a   Read more »»

Frome Car Club

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Frome Car Club offers electric and hybrid vehicles charged by solar panels in a small town context. Frome Car Club launched last year with 2 electric and 1 hybrid vehicles based around key locations in Frome with scope to add a further vehicle outside Frome   Read more »»

Derby Car Club

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Newly launched in September 2015, the Derby Car Club operates 10 vehicles including 2 electric vehicles. The new car club is operated by Co-wheels in partnership with the Council and is part of a process to develop the club county wide with links to the   Read more »»

Harbury Energy Initiative Electric Car Club

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Harbury Car Club provides a community service using electric vehicles in a small village where car ownership is regarded as a necessity. Harbury has established an electric car club with 2 electric vehicles with an electric bay located to the rear of the village’s library   Read more »»

Co-cars South West Consortium

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The South West Car Club Consortium, headed up by Co-cars, is expanding and consolidating access to car club vehicles across a number of small town and rural locations in Devon and Dorset. The project will increase the number of locations and streamline the car clubs,   Read more »»

Derwent Valley

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Derwent Valley Car Club was formed in June 2013. It was set up with a National Lottery grant which allowed the car club to purchase a Nissan Leaf electric vehicle, three electric bikes and a set of photovoltaic cells. These solar panels were installed on   Read more »»

Norfolk Car Club

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Supporting the growth of the successful Norfolk Car Club by over 15 cars within 3 years, linking the car club to more public transport hubs, bike paths and cycle parking and integrating the car club booking system into the Norfolk County Council Holdall smartcard. Norfolk   Read more »»

Nottingham City Council Car Club

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Nottingham is a major city, with a leading transport hub and a population of approximately 310,000 people. In November 2014, the City Council was awarded £37.5K as part of the Developing Car Clubs England Programme to help further develop Nottingham’s integrated transport network. Nottingham City Council, in partnership   Read more »»

Frome Town Council Car Club

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Frome is a Market Town with a population of 27,000 people in Somerset, South West England. There is a strong sense of community in the town. Sustainability is high on the agenda and over 500 people have joined Sustainable Frome. There are also pockets of   Read more »»

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