News and Updates
5 February 2018
Car Club arrives at Eddington
The University of Cambridge and E-Car Club has launched a new car club at Eddington in a bid to lower car ownership on the development in North West Cambridge.
The scheme offers a convenient alternative to running a car for those who don’t need it every day.
E-Car Club have deployed two hybrid vehicles at Eddington, which can be booked for as little as one hour and up to several days at a time.
The vehicles are specially adapted to include an RFID card access system, meaning the cars can be booked online (or via the E-Car Club mobile app) and used by several different people throughout the day at a cost from just £5.50 per hour or £40 per day for the small hatchback, and from £6.50 per hour or £47.50 per day for the larger estate car. These prices include insurance.
Amanda Nolan, Transport Manager at the University of Cambridge, said: “It is really exciting that we are bringing a car club to Eddington. As part of our Travel Plan we need to keep car traffic to less than 40% of all journeys created by our development. By providing residents with E-Car Club vehicles, as well as excellent cycling and walking facilities and providing quality local bus services, we can reduce car use both here and to other areas of Cambridge even further.”
Patrick Cresswell, Head of Marketing at E-Car Club, added: “We are delighted to expand our operations into Cambridge with today’s launch at Eddington. Working alongside the University, we believe that uptake of the scheme will be popular amongst residents. The whole community can benefit by becoming members.”
E-Car Club are currently running two joining offers, where Eddington residents can become a member for free (usually £50) and get two free driving hours included. Local residents who live outside of the development can join for £15 which includes £15 driving credit.