The UK's largest car-sharing network has hit a telling milestone, with its 250,000th new member signing up.
Car-sharing has grown steadily more popular recently, but registrations to the liftshare network have sky-rocketed during the past few weeks – with over 15,000 new members signing up in June alone.
The current surge has been largely due to drivers seeking ways to reduce their fuel bills. One member, Norman, said: "Without sharing, my commuting petrol bill would be over £200 per month. With the current arrangements, I can at least halve that, saving over £100 of after-tax money every month. I calculate this is equivalent to a pay rise of about £1,700."
Ali Clabburn, MD of liftshare, added: "Whatever their prime motivation – financial, environmental or social – the number of people who have joined liftshare provides clear evidence that a new travel mindset is taking hold in the UK.'
'As people save money, help the environment and form great friendships through sharing their journeys, our old reputation as a land where your car is your castle is being turned on its head."
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