170 Tonnes of Carbon saved
Car Club use in Scotland saves over 170 tonnes if carbon dioxide annually and car club members have disposed if 840 privately owned cars avoided purchasing a further 2,200 cars – vehicles that might otherwise be on Scotland’s roads.
The Scottish Government has identified ambitions for the almost complete decarbonisation of road transport by 2050. These plans focus on a modal shift towards walking, cycling and public transport, with the widespread adoption of electric vans enabling people to move away from the current dependence o fossil-fuelled vehicles.
Car clubs also play an important role in encouraging modal shift by decoupling car ownership and use. Car club members are far more likely to walk, cycle and use public transport from the average driver because they pay for their car travel at the point of use.