Financial services provider MotoNovo Finance is replacing its pool car with Enterprise Car Club vehicles for staff use after its move to new offices with limited on-site parking.
The Cardiff-based has moved to a city centre site which has less parking space than its previous base and an additional vehicle would have added to the traffic congestion.
Enterprise Car Club has a number of vehicles parked in on-street bays in Cardiff, including one just outside MotoNovo’s new offices. These are available for use by anyone who is an Enterprise Car Club member.
Laura Popplewell, human resources officer at MotoNovo Finance, said: “We’ve been working with Enterprise for years to provide daily and longer-term rental vehicles for our field sales teams and head office staff.
"The office move meant much less on-site parking and more pressure on our older pool car so we talked to Enterprise about other mobility options.
“Together we decided to enrol our employees into Enterprise Car Club, which has a large number of new and hybrid vehicles parked around Cardiff and in several bays close to our office.
"This means we can have 24/7 cost-effective access to mobility, and we’re helping to ease traffic congestion in central Cardiff.
“We receive email alerts to help us manage how and when employees book the car club vehicles, which gives us total control.”
Adrian Bewley, head of business mobility at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, added: “City centre-based businesses can become more efficient, reduce congestion and improve air quality in the cities where they operate by reducing or coming out of their pool fleets entirely in favour of more sustainable travel alternatives.
“Car clubs are ideal for shorter journeys and enable businesses to move away from pool cars and mileage reimbursement, both of which can be much harder to manage and control effectively. For organisations in cities, a car club vehicle is often just down the road.
“Importantly, car clubs are also an extension of daily rental with automated, 24/7 access. They act as a perfect complement as they improve access to mobility and convenience for drivers.”