Waltham Forest Council has announced the introduction of two new car club operators to the borough.
Residents and employees with a driving licence will be able to hire to a further 33 cars on a short-term basis, and will be operated by Enterprise Car Club and Ubeeqo.
Deputy leader and cabinet member for the environment Cllr Clyde Loakes said: “We have listened to our residents and that is why we are welcoming Enterprise and Ubeeqo to the borough who will be using a mix of lower emission vehicles or hybrids.
“Car clubs like these are in line with our ambition to improve air quality, encourage more sustainable and active modes of transport while reducing congestion on our streets.”
The 33 new vehicles will complement the 47 other Zipcar fixed car club vehicles and more than 100 flexible car club vehicles already operating in the borough with Zip Car Flex and Drive Now.
Ubeeqo and Enterprise Car Club are offering free driving credit to residents who sign up to use their cars.
Ubeeqo UK’s managing director Christopher Morris said: “We’re delighted to be expanding our operations into Waltham Forest and look forward to working with the local community to further develop convenient, sustainable travel solutions which are affordable for all.”
Enterprise Car Club’s managing director Dan Gursel: “Waltham Forest is a tremendous opportunity for Enterprise Car Club and it means we now have a presence in 22 London Boroughs.”
Pictured: (L) Deputy leader Cllr Clyde Loakes with Carl Pittam, head of network development UK for Ubeeqo and Tony Barnard, head of car club South East region for Enterprise