Enterprise has expanded its car club service into Derbyshire, with the vehicles being operated in partnership with Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust.
The nine new vehicles will be available for hire by the hour and day, and will be parked at a number of Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust hospitals and health centres.
Both employees and the public can use this service.
Dan Gursel, managing director of Enterprise Car Club, said: “A car club is all about providing seamless access 24/7 to vehicles for a local community, so we were delighted when Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust agreed to extend access to its Enterprise Car Club vehicles to other people living and working in Derbyshire.
“As a business, Enterprise focuses on a hyperlocal service, and our vehicles and branches are often located in areas where there are no other rental car options.”
“In addition to our six rental car branches already in Derbyshire, these nine automated car club vehicles are ideal for people who need to access a car.”
“They can be booked with an app and opened with a smart phone, so you can literally be on your way in seconds.”
“They’re a low-cost, low-emission alternative that will suit a lot of individuals and businesses in the region.”
The NHS Trust has used Enterprise Car Club for employee travel for two years, allowing their staff to avoid over-using their own cars, also keeping those driving in low-emission vehicles.
There will be nine Ford Fiestas. Two are available in bays at Walton Hospital (Chesterfield) and one each at Babington (Belper), Clay Cross, Newholme (Bakewell) and Whitworth (Darley Dale) Hospitals. There are also cars at High Peak Halls, Repton Health Centre and the Ash Green Specialist Learning Disability Services Centre.