Moorcar car sharing

Moorcar is a social enterprise trading for local people and is run by its members who only drive when they need to
Moorcar is a social enterprise trading for local people and is run by its members who only drive when they need to
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Moorcar began in Ashburton, Devon in 2002 with one car shared between six people.

Moorcar began in Ashburton, Devon in 2002 with one car shared between six people. It now has over seven cars in five towns and is growing. Word of mouth has spread, and car sharing is persuasive as a replacement for a second car or as a backup for when the bus is not running.

The scheme was set up as a member cooperative, and there are over 60 members currently. It makes a profit, and that profit is put into expanding the network. Members help with finding parking spaces for the cars, and Moorcar arranges fuel, repairs, insurance and cleaning. It has an online booking system, using a PIN code and a key-safe near the parking space. According to Moorcar, someone who uses a Moorcar car for seven and a half hours a week can save £1,500 pounds on the cost of a reasonable second car, with the added benefit of not having the hassle of upkeep.

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