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Watford Car Club: A Sustainable Way to Travel

The Watford Borough Council has launched a new car club in partnership with Enterprise Rent-A-Car. The car club offers residents and businesses a convenient and affordable way to access vehicles without the need for ownership.

The Watford Car Club is a new initiative that aims to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality in the town. The club offers car hire by the hour or by the day, enabling individuals and organizations to access a vehicle without the need for ownership. This is a convenient, flexible, and cost-effective solution for people who don’t want to incur the high costs associated with car ownership.

The car club is a key part of the council’s Transforming Travel in Watford 2021-2041 strategy, which aims to reduce private car ownership and improve public transport. Initially, there will be six vehicles available for hire, but the council plans to expand the fleet in the future.

All of the vehicles in the Watford Car Club are fully electric, meaning that they produce zero emissions. This will help to improve air quality in the borough and contribute to the council’s target of becoming a net zero carbon town by 2030 or earlier.

The car club will be launched in the autumn with a range of introductory offers to reduce the cost of membership and free driving credits. To sign up, simply download the app or visit the website.

The Watford Car Club is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and make a positive impact on the environment. If you’re looking for a more sustainable way to travel from £3.28/hr.

Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Enterprise Car Club to bring this exciting new initiative to Watford. “By providing zero emission vehicles for ‘by the hour’ car hire in convenient locations across the town, we are confident that we can help reduce private car ownership and improve air quality. I’m confident that this car club will provide an easy and affordable way for people to access a car when they need it.”

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Councillor Ian Stotesbury, Portfolio Holder for Transport and Sustainability, said: “We’re excited to move forward our plans to deliver a car club in the town. Our mission is to provide a sustainable, cost-effective alternative to car ownership, to lower costs for local residents and hopefully, for some, remove the need to own a car. “This could help to tackle parking, provide greener travel options and help with costs. We’re looking forward to working with Enterprise to make this car club a success.”

Dan Gursel, Managing Director of Enterprise Car Club said: “We are delighted to work with Watford Council to launch this service. A car club is a great option to meet changing travel patterns for residents, businesses and visitors, as well as helping reduce dependence on private car ownership*.

“Once someone has joined Enterprise Car Club, they have access to our complete network of around 1,500 vehicles in more than 220 towns, cities and communities across the UK. This means they can enjoy the convenience of shared mobility not only in Watford, but also when travelling elsewhere in the country.

“As well as having access to the fleet of car club vehicles, all members will be able to take advantage of Enterprise’s member benefits such as discounts on longer term rentals from Enterprise’s nationwide network of car rental branches.”

 You can find out more about what the council is doing – including its target to net zero carbon town by 2030 or earlier at www.watford.gov.uk/sustainablewatford.

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