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Car club partnership will help reduce carbon emissions in Norfolk

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Norfolk County Council has joined forces with Enterprise to help provide sustainable transport options across the county.

The partnership will see the local authority and Enterprise bring a new car club offering to Norwich. Customers will have access to more than 40 cleaner and greener vehicles, including hybrid options, 24 hours a day.

Vehicles can be found on streets across the city in car club bays as well as being available at the Heigham Street Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch. The community hub provides an integrated service, offering support and information about the services available.

Councillor Martin Wilby, cabinet member for highways, infrastructure and transport, said: “Having access to sustainable transport options is vital in our target to reduce carbon emissions across the county and our journey towards a net zero transport network so we’re excited to be working with Enterprise Car Club to provide this service to residents and visitors to Norfolk.

“It’s a great option for those who may arrive here via public transport as well as those who live or work in Norwich and want the freedom of having a car without the expense of owning a vehicle.”

Once signed up, customers will have access to the car club with 1,500 cars and vans located in more than 180 cities, towns and communities across the UK, including cars parked within 500 metres of 180 railway stations.

Enterprise said new benefits include an enhanced iOS and Android mobile app, which allows vehicles to be unlocked and locked from a mobile device.

Membership also now starts from age 19 and comes with no minimum monthly spend, as well as cleaning of vehicles every 10 days.

Dan Gursel, managing director of Enterprise Car Club, said: “We are delighted to work with Norfolk County Council to launch this service. Car club is a great alternative to meet changing travel patterns.

“Research shows that 20% of car club members joined to make savings from not running their own car, and we know that those with their own vehicle find value in using Car Club for when they need the occasional use of a second vehicle.

“We are excited to be able to offer a range of solutions including hybrid vehicles, allowing people to try new travel options, whilst helping contribute to cleaner air in the Norfolk area.”

In 2020, Norfolk County Council launched a new micromobility service with pedal bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters in Norwich through provider Beryl

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