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 22, 2022
Black Friday is a day (sometimes weeks) in November that encourages overconsumption, overproduction and overspending through discounts and sales. And let's be honest.. we’re over it! According to Statista, UK consumers are estimated to spend a total of £8.71 billion over the course of the Black Friday weekend this year. Identified by Which?, only 1 in 7 deals this Black Friday are considered to be genuine discounts, with retailers marking up their prices days before the Black Friday to orchestrate bigger savings. So with billions of pounds being unnecessarily spent this weekend, we’re drawing attention to the reasons why it’s best to avoid the frenzy and make sustainable switches for Green Friday instead.
September 22, 2022
Karshare’s vision is to create a world where we never have more cars than we need. This is why we’re advocates for Car Free Day, a day on 22nd September that encourages people to go car free and a day that helps raise awareness of the wider importance of reducing car usage. Car sharing can enable you to give up ownership of a car and choose to rent one from your neighbours as and when you need instead. We took some time to chat to people who have decided to either get rid of their car, or have never owned a car themselves and their reasons for this.
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.
May 3, 2022
It’s one of our core values at Karshare to do more with less, and our #KarshareKudos posts this month featured two groups working to make this possible.
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 13, 2022
Bank holiday weekend! Four days, a hundred possibilities. The weather is getting warmer, and Spring is here, inspiring many to get back outside. So, we’ve come up with a list of ways you can reconnect with nature this bank holiday weekend.