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John has been sharing his Land Rover Range Rover Evoque in Coventry with Karshare for over a year now. In this case study, we look at how car sharing fits around John and his wife's weekly schedule and find out what the past year on the platform has been like for John so far. “I’ve been really happy with it, otherwise I wouldn’t have kept sharing my car for the past year!”
August 5, 2022
Karshare is the only peer-to-peer car sharing platform whose fleet is 100% owned by individuals in the community. We don’t put our own cars on the road and every vehicle is owned by someone choosing to share their car with others. This is why we care a lot about building a community of responsible renters, providing peace of mind to the champions sharing their cars. Interested in the steps we take to make sure the cars are treated with respect and driven responsibly? From driver telematics to rewarding great driving, we’re going to run you through the features we have in place to help build a trusted community of renters.
July 6, 2022
Buying a new car outright with cash, a loan or on hire purchase is a luxury that few can afford. On top of that, with the price of used cars soaring by 30-40% in the last two years, it’s not the best time to be buying a used car either. This is why Sahamat decided to join Karshare’s innovative Lease and Share scheme. “I wanted a no deposit monthly payment plan and after doing a bit of research I decided that the best way to do it was by a lease. “I definitely would recommend Karshare to people because it makes so much sense. I found the fact that Karshare does its own Lease and Share scheme and has a partnership with Leasys reassuring and safe, because with a lot of leasing companies on PCH as it’s not your own car you might not be allowed to rent it out.”
June 30, 2022
Renting a van from your community can help you save valuable time and money while you move house - plus, it’s better for the environment than renting through traditional car hire companies. We break down the benefits of renting a large car or a van for the day to help you move all your belongings from A to B!
June 24, 2022
Sometimes a city break or a long weekend away can leave you feeling more exhausted than you were before you left. Trying to experience as much as possible in a short amount of time while ticking attractions off the list can result in little rest and lead to ‘tourist burnout’. This is why some have been embracing a different way of holidaying - slow travel.
June 14, 2022
As the cost to fill up a tank of petrol has now hit £100, we’ve listed out a few changes you can make to reduce your fuel consumption and drive efficiently. If you’re looking to make back the money spent on fuel, car sharing is a great way to balance out the costs, as renting your car out to others creates additional income that can be kept aside for refill day! For longer term solutions, selling your car or switching to an electric vehicle is much more sustainable as this will remove the need for fuel all together.
June 6, 2022
Karshare wouldn't be able to grow without the hardworking team behind the scenes and our '20 questions' series highlights the brilliant members of our team working towards our mission of creating a world where we never have more cars than we need. Today we're getting to know our Marketing Executive, Katy who loves being out on the open road exploring new places.
May 23, 2022
Making ends meet while studying at University can be a challenge, and finding time to juggle studying and working a part time job isn’t the easiest thing to do. There’s even more of a cost for those who choose to bring their car to University - parking, fuel, road tax and insurance can all add up! However, this isn’t a problem for Errikos, a 22 year old student at University of Bristol studying International Business Management. By sharing his car with Karshare, he’s not only covered the cost of his car, but has turned his relatively idle asset into additional income to support him throughout University too.
May 14, 2022
Based in Birmingham, Salman works as a Compliance Officer for HMRC and like many others found himself working from home in 2020. With his Toyota Corolla being sat outside in a prime location that is only a 5 minute drive to the city centre and other local attractions, Salman was told about Karshare by a good friend of his. “I will forever be grateful for him showing me this amazing car sharing concept. I initially signed up to Karshare with some hesitation, but the team from Birmingham, Mo and Adam, put my mind to ease and the team at Karshare are exceptional.”
May 9, 2022
Vicki and Ali live in an apartment complex in Manchester city centre, working in Tech and Science respectively. When they knew they'd be relocating to Manchester city centre, they “were debating whether to keep the car or not when looking at places to live.” Reluctant to say goodbye to their Toyota Yaris Hybrid, they signed up to Karshare and are now earning enough to cover the costs of keeping their carin the city and then some!
May 5, 2022
9 in 10 adults have reported an increase in their cost of living over the past month. This is no surprise, with household energy bills going up by 54%, inflation soaring to the highest it’s been in 30 years at 7% and fuel prices rocketing. Are you finding it more difficult to keep on top of your monthly outgoings? You’re not alone. Almost 1 in 4 said that they found it difficult to pay their monthly household bills since the increase. Hear from some Karshare owners who are combatting the rising prices by renting their car out to their community.
April 26, 2022
The mission to create a world where we never have more cars than we need isn't possible without the work of the Karshare team. That's why we're kicking off our '20 questions' series again, so you can get to know the people who are responsible for keeping the Karshare platform running and evolving. Today we're getting to know Mohsan, Karshare's Performance Marketing Manager who could tell you a thing or two about philosophy!
April 22, 2022
The theme for this year’s Earth Day is to invest in our planet. This might mean making changes as an individual, calling for more action from organisations and governments, or simply raising awareness and educating others in general about the importance of protecting our planet.Investing in our planet isn’t something to do just once a year - it requires change. If you feel overwhelmed by the mission of tackling the climate crisis, we’ve listed out 5 simple changes that you can make today, that'll hopefully last for longer than just a day.
April 17, 2022
The team at Karshare recently took a day off work to volunteer their time at Phoenix Community Farm in White City. One of Karshare’s core values is to do more with less, which is why we saw our quarterly team day as an opportunity to not only get together, but to help out a local community initiative too. From rebuilding beehive fences, to ploughing and deweeding, find out how we got on!
March 4, 2022
When you first think of peer-to-peer car sharing you might not think of it as a ticket out of your day job, but for Phil that’s exactly what he chose to do! Once the potential of car sharing from a financial aspect became clear, he began to invest in purchasing more cars in order to car share. After a while, Phil started to face issues with the car sharing provider he was using at the time. “Costs were rising for both renters and owners which was becoming commercially unviable as a host.” Read on to find out why he chose to switch to Karshare.
February 28, 2022
Karshare rewards great drivers with Kudos Credits which can be used for discounts on future rentals. We monitor each renter's driving behaviour through driver telematics and score their driving style based on various factors. If they achieve a high driving score, Kudos Credits will be automatically added to their account and applied at the checkout for their next rental! Karshare is the only car sharing platform to incentivise great driving. Read on to find out more.
February 14, 2022
We know that not every Valentine’s day is full of love, and sometimes all you want is to get in your feels and let the emotions out! Everyone has a song which tugs at their heart strings and we’ve rounded up some of the Karshare team’s songs that resonate with them.So if you’re going through some heartbreak today, it’s time to turn up the speakers and revel in the pain with our heartbreak playlist.
February 7, 2022
Like many others when Ant and Beth bought a new car for commuting to work, they were unaware of how their daily need for a car was about to be shaken up by lockdown. “We ideally wanted to get an electric car, but because we live in a terrace house we couldn’t get some form of electric charging point. So hybrid was the best option for us really! Beth was just starting a new job and needed the car to drive around the country, but then our jobs changed over lockdown and we weren’t really using the car an awful lot.” Read on to find out what they think of car sharing so far...
January 27, 2022
At Karshare we understand the importance of not only sharing cars, but the importance of switching shorter car journeys for alternate modes of transport as well. Our key mission is to help create a world where we never have more cars than we need, and it’s because of this that we’re very proud to be partnering with Voi in Bristol. Voi provide shared e-scooters and e-bikes to cities across Europe where residents can easily rent these using the Voi app. They partner with cities and communities to champion a transition towards shared, multimodal and zero-emission mobility, which is where Karshare comes in.
January 20, 2022
The short answer, yes! You can easily rent a car on Karshare using a debit or credit card. In fact, using a debit or credit card is the only way you can pay for car rentals at Karshare. In order to set this up you just need to add your preferred payment details to your account. If you haven’t yet created an account you can create one in a couple of minutes. Once you’ve added your debit or credit card details, you’ll be ready to pay for rentals!
December 31, 2021
2021 was a year where the conversation around climate change increased amongst many. The record-breaking floods, wildfires and even the sea on fire this year has put climate change at the forefront of many people’s conversations. Nations across the world are starting to take action and with COP26 this year regularly making headline news, the general public awareness of the subject matter has continued to grow. We want to encourage the shift to sharing in 2022, so we'll be breaking down what the sharing economy is and how it can help, while recommending a few companies that are championing the sharing mindset!
December 16, 2021
We're shining the spotlight on our Community Managers today and are finding out what they like to get up to at Christmas. This team is responsible for getting car owners set up on the platform and teaching them everything they need to know about car sharing. So if you've got a car on Karshare, you'll likely already know your local Community Manager pretty well!
December 15, 2021
It's nice to escape the hustle and the bustle of the city life now and then, which is why we think it's worth a drive out of the city. With Christmas fast approaching, we wanted to share some of our favourite activities that take place just outside of the cities we live in. We're hoping this gives you some inspiration for your next rental, as these places aren't quite easily accessible by public transport and may require a car. So let's kick off the series with our recommendations for those looking to escape London for the day.
December 2, 2021
As the nights are getting longer and the temperature is dropping, we want to make sure you're fully prepared for Winter. Are you currently sharing your car with others? That's great - the Christmas period is always a busy one, so you'll want to make sure everyone sharing your car is set up safely for their journey. To encourage people to return to your car the next time they rent, get your car ready for Winter and help all your rentals run smoothly.
December 2, 2021
As the nights are getting longer and the temperature is dropping, we want to make sure you're fully ready for renting a car over Winter. We've created a renter's checklist to make sure your car rental goes as smoothly as possible, even if you do get caught out by some bad weather.
November 18, 2021
One of the questions that gets asked frequently with new renters here at Karshare is how old drivers have to be to rent a car on our platform. We don't charge a young renters fee for those aged between 21-25, so the rental cost for younger renters is the same as for everyone else! Read on to find out more and to hear from Holly who initally signed up to Karshare because of this reason.
November 16, 2021
No stranger to the sharing economy, when Maimuna started working from home she saw an opportunity to rent out her car and share it with her local community. Have a read to see how she's found the experience since joining Karshare and how she became the first amongst friends to begin renting her car out.
October 28, 2021
Alan Cleaver and his wife are both Bristol residents who, like many others, are now both working from home. This shift in day-to-day life meant that their secondary car became slightly redundant as it was no longer needed for the daily commute. Sharing their car on Karshare enabled them to pay off the annual cost of their car within just two months. Read on to find out more.
October 28, 2021
After our recent launch in Birmingham, we feel it's time to ask the 20 questions to our Community Manager Adam this week. From his love for the Gmail App, to his first job at Villa Park, let's get to know Adam!
October 26, 2021
With the Karshare constantly growing, it's time to get to know more of the team through our '20 Questions with' blog series. If you're based in London and have recently put your vehicle on the Karshare platform, then you should know who we're about to introduce..It's Michal! Our Community Manager for London. Read on to get to know Michal even more.
October 28, 2021
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 10 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.
September 20, 2021
Each year, World Car Free Day is celebrated globally on the 22nd September, and it’s definitely an event that Karshare is here to support. The day aims to reduce the number of cars on streets, which is exactly what we’re all about, as we aim to create a world where we never have more cars than we need. Read here to find out some of the key benefits of reducing your car usage, as well as ways you can reduce your car usage too.
September 16, 2021
You may see posts around today about World Ozone Day, so we’ve decided to break down the key things you need to know about today in a quick 3 minute read. We look at what it is, how The Montreal Protocol has made a difference and what this year's theme of 'Keeping us, our food and vaccines cool' means.
September 14, 2021
Did you know that Karshare is up to 80% cheaper than traditional car rental? It’s possible to find a car rental as cheap as £30 a day on the Karshare app. We take a look at the different factors that can affect the cost of renting a car, such as city and car type.
September 3, 2021
This week we're turning the 20 questions spotlight to our Chief Marketing Officer Katie. Katie's job is to tell the story of Karshare, but now it's time to learn more about her story, which often tends to start off with a green tea, and finish on a peppermint.
September 2, 2021
You may have heard that since September 1st, E10 fuel is being rolled out as the standard unleaded petrol sold at forecourts across Britain. The change to E10 petrol is said to have baffled a quarter of motorists, so we’re here to keep it simple and break it down for you, because petrol shouldn’t be complicated.
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