Citing research by independent regulator Carplus suggesting that 24 vehicles are absent from British roads for every one car club car, Liverpool city Council has signed a three year agreement with City Car Club – claimed as the UK’s largest independent Car Club.

City Car Club members can use cars for as little as half an hour, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from city centre locations. The scheme will launch with an initial seven cars – and one van – with plans to expand it to 20 vehicles by year two.

Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport, Councillor Tim Moore, said: “Our new Car Club will really boost our work to tackle congestion and pollution in the city, by providing cars that residents and businesses can use as and when they need them.”

“We want to make travel around the heart of Liverpool as easy and as flexible as possible, while building sustainable transport into everyday life in the city.”

Liverpool City Centre Councillor, Nick Small, said: “The new Car Club is the latest part of our plans to keep our city centre moving and give the increasing number of people living and working here low carbon, low cost and flexible ways of getting around.”