Accessible and low-emission car club coming to Derby


 Image: (L-R): Storm Baines, public sector sales manager at Enterprise, and Councillor Carmel Swan.

Derby City Council is collaborating with Enterprise Car Club to bring a new and accessible public car club to the city, with the aim to make it easier for local businesses and citizens to get around using electric and low-emission vehicles.
Once a member, users can hire car club vehicles from six on-street locations.

Vehicles can be booked using the Enterprise Car Club app and accessed via a smartphone.
The scheme also offers a Surrogate Driver programme which allows a person with a disability to join Enterprise Car Club and add three additional surrogate drivers to their account, giving disabled members who are unable to drive the freedom to access affordable mobility.
Enterprise Car Club’s Under 22 Plan makes the service accessible to anyone aged 19 and above who has held their licence for a minimum of one year.
In addition to having access to the fleet of low-emission vehicles, members will be able to take advantage of Enterprise Car Club’s benefits such as discounts on longer-term rentals with Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
Councillor Carmel Swan, cabinet member for climate change, transport and sustainability said they are "thrilled" tp be working with Enterprise Car Club.

She said: "We’ve been working hard to increase the sustainable transport choices available to citizens and the car club adds to Derby’s growing transport offer."
“By reducing the reliance on privately owned vehicles, the car club also supports our goal of becoming carbon net zero by 2035.
“Each car club car takes an average of 20 privately owned cars off the road, freeing up road capacity for active travel and making it safer and more attractive to residents.”
The car club’s launch is supported by new electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the Six Streets area, funded by the Department for Transport’s (DFT) Transforming Cities Fund, as well as existing electric vehicle chargers within the city.