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New car clubs go live in Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest Council has introduced two new fixed bay car club operators to the borough for local businesses and residents.

Deputy Leader Cllr Clyde Loakes with Carl Pittam, Head of Network Development UK for Ubeeqo and Tony Barnard, Head of Car Club South East Region for Enterprise

Deputy Leader Cllr Clyde Loakes with Carl Pittam, Head of Network Development UK for Ubeeqo and Tony Barnard, Head of Car Club South East Region for Enterprise

The clubs are run by Enterprise Car Club and Ubeeqo and will offer a total of 33 vehicles for short-term hire, including free driving credit to residents who sign up to use the schemes. The vehicles will complement the 47 other Zipcar fixed car club vehicles and 100-plus flexible car club vehicles already operating in the borough with Zipcar Flex and DriveNow.

Cllr Clyde Loakes, deputy leader and cabinet member for the environment, said: “For many of our residents it does not make sense to own a car, but some have told us that they would like to have access to four wheels as, and when, they need it. We have listened to our residents and that is why we are welcoming Enterprise and Ubeeqo to the borough who will be using a mix of lower emission vehicles or hybrids.

“Car clubs like these are in line with our ambition to improve air quality, encourage more sustainable and active modes of transport while reducing congestion on our streets.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.