Tag Archive for 'car sharing'

Fuel efficiency most important for car buyers and car sharing and driverless cars continue to develop

February 5th, 2014 by KPMG

According to KPMG International’s 2014 Global Automotive Executive Survey, cost conscious consumers are driving car manufacturers to focus on smaller engines and also the use of technology to create cleaner, more efficient vehicles. The downsizing of engines, driven by consumer cutbacks, is one of several significant influences shaping the global automotive sector. Automakers are undergoing […]

PF+A company gives staff financial incentive to not drive alone to work

June 7th, 2013 by PF+A

PF+A employees have traded in their cars and solo trips to work for more sustainable and less polluting alternatives thanks to a new incentive scheme launched by the company. The 14 strong team at the design office in St Peter Port are given £0.50 – £1.00 every time they make their journey to work in […]

Share Guernsey car journeys with liftshare and save money and fuel

October 1st, 2012 by Liftshare

The liftshare.com website works for Guernsey car journeys.  The service is free for individual users. Corporate clients can join the service for a fee to encourage their employees to share car journeys. Fill in a form on the liftshare website or register with a Facebook account. The liftshare service will become increasingly useful to Guernsey […]

Car clubs help improve London air

March 18th, 2012 by Carplus

Car Clubs make a considerable contribution to improving air quality and reducing carbon emissions in London, according to new independent research published by the Transport Research Laboratory. Building on studies done for each of the last three years, TRL have reaffirmed the positive effect of Car Clubs, as Londoners are shown again to be selling […]

Daimler’s car2go car sharing service UK debut in Birmingham

March 17th, 2012 by car2go

car2go has won a tender offer from Birmingham City Council to set up an urban mobility scheme. car2go is the world’s first mobility program with maximum flexibility and without fixed rental locations. More than 70,000 people are already using the service in Continental Europe, USA and Canada. Birmingham is going to become the first home […]

When fuel prices rise people would consider abandoning car ownership

March 14th, 2012 by Oliver Wyman

Urban dwellers in Western Europe and Asia would seriously consider a change in their primary mode of transport – including abandoning auto ownership – according to a recently released study by Oliver Wyman and the ESB Business School Reutlingen (Germany). The “Future of Mobility” found that, if fuel prices rose significantly by 2030, approximately 77% […]

Liftshare.com reduces fuel costs, reduces traffic, reduces pollution and reduces parking difficulties

March 8th, 2012 by Liftshare

The typical UK commuter who car-shares every day saves about £800 a year, and reduces their CO2 emissions by about a tonne. To find someone who is going your way visit the free-to-use Liftshare website and add details of any journey you want to share.

Car2go launches fleet of electric car sharing vehicles in Amsterdam

November 24th, 2011 by Daimler

Car2go launches one of the world’s first large scale all-electric vehicle car sharing fleets in Amsterdam on 24 November 2011. Three hundred smart fortwo electric drive vehicles will be available for on-demand mobility, without the necessity of returning them to a fixed rental station. Even recharging of the electric vehicles is not mandatory after each […]

Is Slugging something for Guernsey?

January 5th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Slugging is a form of casual car sharing and has been used in the USA to allow drivers to use high-occupancy highway lanes and to reduce commuter traffic. The word derives from ‘slugs’ or fake coins put into bus and underground turnstiles.  Slugging, which takes place in many US cities is informal and ad hoc.  […]

International Liftshare Week is 4 to 8 October 2010

October 6th, 2010 by Events

The liftshare.com website encourages you to find a car-sharing partner. You will save hundreds of £s per year You will reduce your stress You will help reduce congestion on the roads You will help make more car spaces available when you reach your destination You will make your journeys more fun and you will cut […]