Enterprise Car Club launches in Derby

Published: 26 March 2024

Cllr Swan and Storm Baines in front of a car club car

Cllr Carmel Swan with Storm Baines, Enterprise Public Sector Sales Manager

Derby City Council has joined forces with Enterprise Car Club to bring a new and accessible public car club to the city. The car club makes it easier than ever for citizens to get around using electric and low emission vehicles.

Once a member, users will be able to hire car club vehicles from six on-street locations, 24/7. Vehicles can be booked using the Enterprise Car Club app and accessed via a smartphone. Initially, the cars will be available at the following locations:

  • Abbey Street Car Park (one electric vehicle)
  • Wheeldon Avenue (two electric vehicles)
  • Kedleston Road (two electric vehicles)
  • Midland Road (one low emission or hybrid vehicle)
  • Vernon Street (one low emission or hybrid vehicle)
  • Queen Street (one low emission or hybrid vehicle)

Multiple membership options are available and Derby residents will also qualify for an introductory offer to access the standard plan for £20 for the year (instead of £60), as well as receiving £20 credit to use Additionally, members of other car clubs will be able to join Enterprise Car Club for just £1*, as well as further discounts available for those working in the Emergency Services, NHS, and Armed Forces.

The scheme also offers a Surrogate Driver programme which allows a person with a disability to join Enterprise Car Club and add three additional surrogate drivers to their account, giving disabled members who are unable to drive the freedom to access affordable mobility.

Enterprise Car Club’s Under 22 Plan makes the service accessible to anyone aged 19 and above who has held their licence for a minimum of one year.

In addition to having access to the fleet of low-emission vehicles, members will be able to take advantage of Enterprise Car Club’s benefits such as discounts on longer-term rentals with Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Councillor Carmel Swan, Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainability said:

We’re thrilled to welcome an industry leader such as Enterprise Car Club into Derby. We’ve been working hard to increase the sustainable transport choices available to citizens and the car club adds to Derby’s growing transport offer.

By reducing the reliance on privately owned vehicles, the car club also supports our goal of becoming carbon net zero by 2035.”

Each car club car takes an average of 20 privately owned cars off the road, freeing up road capacity for active travel and making it safer and more attractive to residents.

Dan Gursel, Commercial Director of Enterprise Car Club, said:

We are delighted to work with Derby City Council to launch this service by providing a number of modern, low-emission vehicles to help support the council’s efforts to reduce emissions and congestion. Enterprise Car Club members have access to our complete network of around 1,400 vehicles. This means they can enjoy the convenience of shared mobility not only in Derby but across the country.

The car club’s launch is supported by new electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the Six Streets area, funded by the Department for Transport’s (DFT) Transforming Cities Fund, as well as existing electric vehicle chargers within the city.

More information about Enterprise Car Club can be found on the Enterprise Car Club website

*Terms and conditons apply, read more on the Enterprise website

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