Watford's eco-friendly car club expands with two new parking bays – Watford Observer

Watford’s new eco-friendly car club has two new parking bays as it begins to expand.
Launched in March 2024 with bays at Sutton Road and Granville Road, the car club offers car hire by the hour or by the day, enabling individuals and organisations access to a vehicle without the need for ownership and on an as-needed basis.
To improve accessibility and convenience for users, two new car bays have been installed in the town at Woodford Road and Queens Road.
Watford Observer: An electric car charging pointAn electric car charging point (Image: Watford Borough Council)
Launched by Watford Borough Council and Enterprise, the club is a key part of the town’s mission to promote greener transport.
The fully electric vehicles that are part of the scheme have been actively used for more than 707 hours, covering a 2,793 miles.
By opting for these cars instead of traditional petrol or diesel vehicles, members have collectively saved an estimated 1,128 kilograms of CO2 emissions.
Watford Observer: The car club is run by Enterprise and Watford Borough CouncilThe car club is run by Enterprise and Watford Borough Council (Image: Watford Borough Council)
Watford mayor Peter Taylor said: “The steady growth of the car club and the addition of new bays highlight our commitment to improving air quality and alleviating congestion in our town.
“This scheme provides people in Watford with a convenient and eco-friendly transport solution that contributes to a healthier, cleaner environment for everyone.”
Dan Gursel, managing director of Enterprise Car Club, added: “We are thrilled with the progress of the car club.
“Seeing our electric vehicles used for that many hours and miles underscores the growing demand for sustainable transport options.
Watford Observer: Electric car clubElectric car club (Image: Watford Borough Council)
“The big carbon emissions savings highlight the positive environmental impact the club is making in the community.”
While there are only a few locations in Watford currently dedicated to the car club, there are plans to expand the bays gradually.
The scheme aims to offer more low-emission vehicles on housing development sites to encourage further use.
To welcome new members, the club is offering reduced membership fees and free driving credit.
They will also not have to worry about maintenance, insurance, or parking permits.
The car club is part of the council’s wider ‘Transforming Travel in Watford 2021-2041 strategy’, a plan aimed at improving air quality in the town and reducing congestion.
Visit the car club’s website to sign up.
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