Annual Survey of Car Clubs 2015/16

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.

The surveys show support and usage of car clubs is continuing to grow, this includes the number members, size of fleets, number of electric vehicles and use of technology. This is the ninth consecutive annual survey and continues to reflect the positive trends shown in the past. Car club members drive, 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 then the national fleet- whilst also improving its emissions year on year.

London Infographic 3

Key Headlines

  • The most common reason for joining a car club was that:“my household did not have a car, so I joined a car club to gain additional personal freedom”.
  • 20% of the car club fleet in Scotland is electric.
  • In London 15% of all members stated that they had sold or disposed of a car in the 12 months prior to completing the survey.
  • The average carbon emissions of a club car in England and Wales are 42% lower than the 2014 UK fleet average.
  • 51% of longer-term car club members never travel by private car as driver compared to the national average of 4%.

The Annual Survey 2015/16 shows the continuing and developing strengths and benefits of car clubs across the UK .

  • HEADLINES: CARPLUS ANNUAL SURVEY OF CAR CLUBS IN SCOTLAND

    Steer Davies Gleave, 2016

    Download PDF (1.2MB)

  • HEADLINES: CARPLUS ANNUAL SURVEY OF CAR CLUBS IN LONDON

    Steer Davies Gleave, 2016

    Download PDF (1.3MB)

  • CARPLUS ANNUAL SURVEY OF CAR CLUBS 2015-16: SCOTLAND

    Steer Davies Gleave, 2016

    Download PDF (8MB)

  • CARPLUS ANNUAL SURVEY OF CAR CLUBS 2015-16: LONDON

    Steer Davies Gleave, 2016

    Download PDF (7.7MB)

  • CARPLUS ANNUAL SURVEY OF CAR CLUBS 2016-15: ENGLAND AND WALES

    Steer Davies Gleave, 2016

    Download PDF (5.9MB)

     

Annual Survey of Car Clubs 2014/15

 

Carplus tools and resources

 

Annual Surveys from previous years are archived in our searchable information bank

Information bank