For many, driving is a necessity but why spend more on it than you need to? Exploring other options such as car-sharing and even altering your driving technique can cut your petrol costs in half and save you money.
Around 700 people in Central Bedfordshire have already signed up to car sharing through the CB Travel Choices Liftshare website. Nationally, around 250,000 people car share.
The new Travel Choices Liftshare website enables you to search for others travelling your way - an easy way to cut monthly fuel bills and reduce car parking demand at workplaces. Put another way, it's your ticket to half-price petrol!
You could save up to £1,000 a year and 1 tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2) by sharing your car.
Regular trips are the best ones to target to make those attractive savings, such as the daily commute to work or going to the match at the weekend. Some examples of typical annual savings that can be achieved on commuter routes in and around Dunstable are as follows, based on sharing with one person only:
Did you know that there are a staggering 38 million empty seats in cars on UK roads every weekday?
Car sharing in Central Bedfordshire can really make a difference in reducing congestion by taking more cars off the road and freeing up road space to keep our towns moving.
The use of low emission vehicles can help contribute to reducing CO2 emissions and other harmful emissions at the point of use. At present there are four types of low or no emission vehicles currently in production;
Central Bedfordshire Council will promote the uptake of low emission vehicles as part of a regional wide approach to provide significant new investment in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, comprising around 1,200 new charging points across the region.