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What is carsharing?

The concept of car sharing is simple: You gain the benefits of private vehicle use without the costs and responsibilities of owning a car. Rather than owning one or more vehicles, you have access to a fleet of shared-use cars when needed. Once you becomes a member, you can make bookings online and get into a car within a few minutes.  We maintain a fleet of vehicles parked in designated spaces across Melbourne.

Cars can be booked for as little as one hour or multiple days, whatever you need. You can book from a smartphone, tablet or a desktop computer, whether you're standing beside a car waiting to get in or booking months in advance for a special occasion. One other big advantage over traditional car hire is that petrol is always included on every booking, no matter how far you drive! Members are not required to carry any insurance of their own, every membership includes full liability and collision coverage on our policy. Maintenance, cleaning and all car costs are paid by GreenShareCar, servicing is also included. Basically, you get all the benefits of owning a car without the cost and hassles - too easy!

Filling the Mobility Gap

The primacy of car-based mobility has become a widespread problem in most cities in the world. In Australia, the situation is no different; the car has an even more dominant role than in European cities. In Australia, transport is the fastest growing sector contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. Emissions from transport are second in magnitude only to the stationary energy sector.
Enormous amounts of land and capital are bound up with cars, roads and parking space. This is a result of high levels of private car ownership. Although in medium and high-density urban areas many people walk, cycle and use public transport, there are occasions when they still see a need for some car travel. This is the 'mobility gap' that car sharing seeks to fill.

The Positive Impacts of Car Sharing

Car sharing offers a range of individual and community benefits. It serves as a "missing link" in the spectrum of alternative travel choices by filling the occasional service gaps left by other more environmentally friendly transportation modes such as walking, cycling, and transit. This increases the viability of a largely car-free lifestyle.