Are you a Leeds resident and interested in sharing your car with Karshare? Well we have some good news for you, as Leeds City Council are offering free KarshareGo technology installations to the first 5 Leeds residents who join Karshare with their vehicle! KarshareGo (worth £195) is the kit that enables all rentals to be 100% contactless and managed via the Karshare app.
In order to be eligible for the free installation, your vehicle must meet Karshare’s standard vehicle eligibility requirements. This specific offer also excludes those with non Euro 6 compliant diesel vehicles, as these don’t align with Leeds City Council’s 2030 Climate Emergency target of net zero emissions.
“We are committed to reducing car ownership and developing shared ownership models in our communities to increase sustainable transport options. It’s not always possible to leave the car at home, so car sharing is a great option for those that only need access to a vehicle now and again.
We welcome the launch of Karshare in Leeds and are pleased to be leading the way in developing car sharing in West Yorkshire.” - Leeds City Council
Sharing Your Car in Leeds
Through research that Karshare conducted last Autumn, we learnt that nearly half (48%) of Leeds residents are actively seeking out ways to boost their household income, and the same number (46%) find the concept of community car sharing appealing. Car sharing is a great opportunity for increasing household income by making use of a car that may otherwise be sat idle. It not only can provide you with earnings, but ultimately will help reduce the number of cars on the road. Opening your car up for rentals may be the reason that someone else is able to go without a car!
Car & Away are a peer to peer car sharing platform who launched at, and in collaboration with, London Gatwick Airport in December 2017. Car & Away enables car owners to make money from their car whilst it is parked at airports by renting it out to incoming passengers. The business has been launched at London Gatwick Airport, working in partnership with Gatwick Airport Ltd, Rentalcars.com, Octo, RAC, and Allianz.
Car & Away are creating a 'virtual car park' for Gatwick. This allows airports to re-sell car parking spaces at times of peak capacity and so avoid the CAPEX costs of building a new car park. This is ’smart parking’ in every sense; recycling car park spaces and in parallel reducing the need for traditional rental car fleets.
With a score of 9.8/10 Car &Away is rated number one (out of 76) on Trustpilot in the parking category and number 3 (out of 176) in the car rental category. Car & Away was selected for Founders Factory’s travel tech accelerator program, backed by easyJet.