Annual Survey of Car Clubs 2014/15

The Carplus Annual Survey of Car Club Members provides information about the size of the car club sector, the travel behaviour of car club members and the emissions data of the car club fleet. It is carried out on behalf of Carplus by independent travel consultants and also supported by Transport Scotland and Transport for London.

Carplus Scotland Infographic Fewer Cars

The Survey shows that growth is steady, both in the numbers of car club members and the numbers and types of vehicles available to members. This is the eighth consecutive annual survey, and over this time, positive trends in the benefits of car club use have become firmly established. Car club members drive fewer miles, walk, cycle, and use public transport more. Joining a car club reduces the number of cars on the road. The car club fleet is still far safer and cleaner than the national fleet – whilst also improving its emissions year on year.

Key headlines

  • 50% of Londoners live within a 5 minute walk of a car club car.
  • Across the UK, over 26,500 private cars were removed from the roads by sale or disposal of a car in the last 12 months
  • Over 55,000 members would have bought a car if they hadn’t joined a car club
  • The car club fleet is cleaner than the national fleet producing over 30% less CO2 per vehicle and with over 95% of the fleet meeting Euro 5 or 6 standards representing the cleanest engines.
  • Different car club models emerged but the characteristics of car club members joining traditional models and the newer peer-to-peer models are broadly similar.

The 2014/15 Annual Survey shows a picture of consolidation and provides a firm benchmark for future developments.

  • CARPLUS ANNUAL SURVEY 2014/15 – ENGLAND AND WALES

    Steer Davies Gleave, 2014

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  • CARPLUS ANNUAL SURVEY 2014/15 – SCOTLAND

    Steer Davies Gleave, 2014

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  • CARPLUS ANNUAL SURVEY 2014/15 – LONDON

    Steer Davies Gleave, 2014

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  • CAR CLUBS IN THE UK: TRENDS 2014-15

    The intensity of activity relating to car clubs in 2014-15 is unprecedented. Here, we set out briefly what we think it means for the sector and where it might be heading in the next year.
    This document complements the Carplus Annual Survey.

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