This is a sponsored article on behalf of Zipcar.
Let's not beat around the bush: if we want a cleaner and greener capital city, we need to drastically reduce the number of vehicles on the road.
One way drivers can help achieve that is by choosing car-sharing over private car ownership — and with Zipcar, the UK's most popular car-sharing club, it's an incredibly easy decision to make.
Car sharing encourages drivers to only get behind the wheel when they really need to, and reduces the need for private parking space in cities like London. One car-sharing vehicle takes 23.5 privately-owned vehicles off the roads, according to this 2020 report by Como. It's a far more sustainable alternative to car ownership, and that's why Zipcar has made it as seamless and convenient as possible.
With the Zipcar app, you can find, book, and unlock the fully ULEZ-compliant vehicle that best suits your needs in just a few taps. Having a DIY day? A Zipvan will do you nicely. Want your journey to be as green as possible? Opt for a vehicle from Zipcar's ever-expanding electric fleet.
Zipcar has booking options to suit all sorts of journeys. With Roundtrip, you can pay by the day as well as by the hour — making it ideal for weekends away.
Flex, meanwhile, is Zipcar's solution for one-way trips. Got a heavy item of furniture to transport halfway across town? Drive to your destination, drop off your Zipcar, and tube it back.
Whichever you go for, you shouldn't have to travel far for your vehicle: Zipcar has pick-up and drop-off points all over the city, and you can find the one nearest to you using the handy in-app map.
With Zipcar, your fuel costs, parking, congestion charge, and insurance are all covered — so you get all the convenience of driving a car, with none of the financial commitment that comes with owning one.
Whether it's the big food shop, a house clear-out, or an escape to the countryside, Zipcar knows that driving is sometimes your best option. That's why it's offering a more sustainable solution to your transport needs, and one that's getting greener by the day — it aims to be fully electric by 2025.
Sign up today and help Zipcar build a world where car sharers outnumber private car owners.