Car Clubs – what’s the future?

There are approximately 193,500 car club members in London and around ten car clubs. Transport for London (TfL) has committed to aiming for one million members by 2025.

Most members hire cars for leisure purposes, while only a small minority use car clubs for commuting.

Some claim they offer a convenient and affordable service, while at the same time reducing overall car usage – which can help reduce traffic congestion and air pollution.

The London Assembly Transport Committee meets tomorrow to consider the future of car clubs and the implications of their potential expansion.

Attendees include: Lilli Matson, Head of Strategy & Outcome Planning, TfL; Cllr Julian Bell, Chair of London Councils’ Transport and Environment Committee; James Taylor, UK Director, Drive Now; Jonathan Hampson, General Manager, Zipcar UK; and Alistair Kirkbride, Executive Director, Carplus; and Ed Gillespie, Co-Founder, Futerra.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, 14 June from 10:00am in The Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).