At Karshare, it is our purpose to create a world where we never have more cars than we need.
Through community car sharing, we want to power the move to net zero by making it easy to use a car without owning one. That way, we can achieve a fundamental change in the way we think about transport.
We know that the most environmentally friendly way of getting around is walking, riding a bike, catching the bus or taking a train – but sometimes there are journeys where a car is simply necessary.
Through car sharing, we hope to give people the ability to make a positive difference even while using a car.
Karshare is part of the sharing economy, which thrives on one core principle: to do more with less. We take advantage of what already exists – the 38 million cars currently parked on our roads and driveways in the UK that sit idle a whopping 96% of the time. Car sharing can unlock this fleet of unused vehicles without adding more to our streets. In fact, for every 1 car shared, we can take 14 off the road.
We know that car ownership can be a choice, not a necessity. When car sharing becomes a part of the local fabric, we can achieve a world where vehicles are shared in the same way we share our parks and playgrounds.
We see ourselves as an enabler, empowering communities to choose sustainable mobility whenever possible – including electric vehicles.
Lease and Share is a scheme designed to give people the experience of driving electric with the opportunity to earn money back.
This industry-first leasing agreement allows people to rent out their leased electric and hybrid vehicles – making them that more sustainable.
November 9, 2021
According to the Climate Change Committee, active travel is an important factor to help reduce the UK’s travel-related carbon emissions and in working towards our bold – but necessary – greenhouse gas emissions reductions targets. If you’re not familiar with the term ‘active travel’, it simply refers to journeys made through physical activity such as walking or cycling, instead of using a car or public transport. We take a look at how sharing cars can ultimately encourage active travel. Read on to find out more.
November 1, 2021
As part of our COP26 article series, we are focussing on the different environmental benefits of car sharing. To kick this off, we take a look at the various ways that car sharing reduces carbon emissions. From enabling users to 'car shed', to ultimately leading to less cars needing to be manufactured, have a read to find out how car sharing can help reduce carbon emissions.
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.
July 23, 2021
The term ‘carbon footprint’ refers to the total amount of greenhouse gasses released into the atmosphere as a result of someone’s actions. Greenhouse gases are those responsible for the greenhouse effect, or warming of the Earth’s surface, including carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. Carbon footprints are usually measured in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. There are a lot of actions that can cause greenhouse gases to be released into the atmosphere, including use of fossil fuels, deforestation and inefficient waste management.
July 1, 2021
Today marks the beginning of Plastic Free July, a global movement that inspires millions of people to be a part of the solution against plastic pollution. Everyone has the power to make small changes in their lives with big impacts, so why not spend some time this month thinking about how you too can make a difference?