A peer-to-peer car-sharing platform operating in Amsterdam has surged in popularity over the past year, according to figures released by the company earlier this month.

In 2015 Snappcar, a service launched Amsterdam in 2011, attracted 7 500 new registrations, including 900 car owners.

The rise means that over 18 000 people are now registered to use the service, sharing between them 2 400 cars.

The number of bookings also increased sharply, with 10 000 in 2015, a rise of 39 per cent compared to 2014.