New car club for Derby

Published: 21 March 2023

Two Enterprise Car club cars, one blue and one grey, parked in a car club bay.

Enterprise will launch their Car Club in Derby this Spring.

As part of a commitment to bring greater sustainable transport options to Derby, the Council has joined forces with Enterprise to bring a new, accessible car club into the city. The club will launch in Spring and make it easier than ever before for residents to get around using low emission hire vehicles.

Working in partnership with Derby City Council, Enterprise will launch the scheme in the Spring, giving Car Club members access to a range of low emission and hybrid vehicles at multiple locations throughout the city. 

Multiple membership options will be available, ranging from £6 to £20 per month, with additional discounts available for those working in the Emergency Services, NHS, and Armed Forces.

All Derby residents will also qualify for an introductory offer and be able to access the standard plan for just £20 for the year, as well as receiving £20 credit to use. Members of other car clubs will be able to join the Enterprise Car Club for just £1. Once a member, users will be able to hire a vehicle from an on-street location by the hour, 24/7. Vehicles can be booked using the car club app and accessed via a smartphone.

A Derby City Council spokesperson said:

We’re thrilled to have an industry leader such as Enterprise investing in Derby. A wide-ranging, accessible, and functional car club will form a key part of our wider plan to deliver better transport options for citizens, reducing the reliance on privately owned vehicles and achieving Derby City Council's goal of becoming carbon net zero by 2035.

Each Car Club car takes an average of 20 privately owned cars off the road, freeing up road capacity for active travel and making it safer and more attractive to residents.

The scheme also offers a Surrogate Driver programme which allows a person with a disability to join the car club and add three additional surrogate drivers to their account, giving disabled members who are unable to drive the freedom to access affordable mobility and avoid car ownership.

Enterprise’s Under 22 Plan makes the car club accessible to anyone aged 19 or above who has held their licence for a minimum of one year.

As well as having access to the fleet of electric vehicles, all members will be able to take advantage of Enterprise’s member benefits such as discounts on longer term rentals with Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

The launch of the car club will be supported by existing and new electric vehicle charging infrastructure funded by the Government’s Transforming Cities fund and Derby City Council’s wider Mobility Programme.

Details of the first Car Club locations will be announced in the coming weeks. More information about Enterprise Car Club can be found on the Enterprise Car Club website.

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