The future of transportation has been put into serious question over recent years, partly due to the Paris Climate Agreement which was published in April 2016, meaning countries involved had to significantly reduce their overall carbon footprint, meaning initiatives like Enterprise Car Club are becoming more and more popular.
This could be looked at as a potential turning point in our evolution because we are now looking at alternatives for transport, such as Transport-as-a-Service, which as a service model, turns everything on its head by putting the customer first and framing the mobility systems around customer preferences instead.
Enterprise Car Cub fits into this new business model, which is becoming more and more popular with big companies, with a good example being Uber, who provide an interactive customer base where you are able to book a particular driver, at your required time and place to suit your convenience, with regular updates on where your driver is and estimated time of arrivals in real-time and you don’t have to worry about paying because your Uber account will be charged, meaning no more cash.
Winchester City Council and Enterprise Car Club have launched Car Club to push their new service into more cities. The new Car Club enables self-service access to a car at any time without the hassle and added expense of privately owning a car.
Vehicles can be booked for as little as 15 minutes at a time which could encourage the public to use these vehicles to run local errands around the city. But if you require longer then you can acquire a vehicle for days on end because all vehicles will be available 24/7 all year round.
Vehicles will be available at the following locations in Winchester City Centre: Friarsgate, Middle Brook Street and Jewry Street car parks as well as at Enterprise’s offices at Winchester Railway Station.
The company has already begun operations of their Car Club in more than 20 cities across the UK.