Henley Car Club was launched in April 2021 and is a social initiative bringing Pay-as-you-Go Motoring to Henley.
There are 3 stakeholders involved in the project – Greener Henley who have nurtured and supported this project over several years, Henley Town Council and South Oxfordshire District Council who provided the money to get the project off the ground and Co-Wheels, a national social enterprise who operate car clubs all over the UK and who believe that Henley will make a great place for a car club.
Why Join Henley Car Club?
Save money, less hassle – for both personal and business use
For those who need a car but don’t want the trouble and expense of owning one. Why not Pay-as-you-Go by the hour or day?
It is estimated that if you need a car for less than 6000 miles per year, then you would save money by using a car club car. And no more hassle with sorting out repairs, MOT, insurance and all the other issues that go with owning a car – including the parking problem if you are based in or near central Henley.
Help to make Henley a greener place to live
HELP TO TACKLE OUR TOWN’S POLLUTION PROBLEM. All car club cars will be low emission, either hybrid or electric.
REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT by sharing the car club cars with other like-minded Henley people. It is estimated that eventually every car club car replaces 9 individually owned cars!
So how does it work?
Co-Wheels make it very easy. You need to join and get your smart card. You then book a car, on-line or by phone, and access the car using your smart card – no need for keys! After your trip you take the car back to its bay and are then billed just for the time and distance you have driven. Go to https://www.co-wheels.org.uk/how-it-works for more information.
What are the costs?
£5.75 per hour, or £46.00 per day
Plus 20p per mile.
2 Toyota Yaris hybrids are available now in car club bays at the back of the Town Hall and on the Reading Rd outside Gibbs and Dandy. The next car will be electric and will hopefully be available in Spring 2022.
The delivery of the first 2 cars is just the beginning. The vision is for low emission cars – electric or petrol electric hybrids in a range of sizes – spread around the town so that every resident has a car to access within a 5-10 minute walk.