Ubeeqo has launched a new car-sharing product aimed at helping housing developers meet planning obligations and reduce the environmental impact of new builds.
The service will encompass electric, hybrid and petrol vehicles and residents will be able to book them via the Ubeeqo app or online and use RFID technology to unlock and use them.
Carl Pittam, development director at Ubeeqo, which is Europcar Mobility Group’s car sharing brand, said: “There is no question that long-term environmental impact is a significant challenge for house builders.
“This is particularly the case when it comes to the impact of car ownership on local communities.
“With the UK targeting net zero emissions by 2050, transport has been identified as the main polluter, and the requirements of Section 106 mean planning authorities now expect applications to include solutions that will reduce developments’ impact on local congestion and pollution.”
Ubeeqo said the full turn-key service means developers can integrate the car club into their scheme but be hands-off in its day-to-day management.
A Ubeeqo fleet team will manage vehicle support, including maintenance and parts, servicing, insurance and claims, as well as accident and roadside assistance where needed.
A recent study by shared transport charity Collaborative Motor UK, found growing numbers of people across the UK are signing up to car clubs.
The data found each car club vehicle replaces 18.5 private cars, and car club members are more likely to walk or cycle as part of their daily routine, resulting in a positive impact on parking, congestion and pollution.