ZIPCAR, the UK’s largest pay-as-you-drive car network, has just launched its new Business Calculator.
The Zipcar Business Calculator is a tool that enables SMEs to better understand their transport requirements by demonstrating the potential time and cost savings that could be achieved by switching to a pay-as-you-drive solution.
What’s car sharing?
Car-sharing offers a pay-as-you-go service with members ‘renting’ by the hour from a pre-agreed parking bay. Once you’ve joined, you can reserve a car by phone, hold your ‘Zipcard’ to the windscreen, and you’re in and away! At the end of the booked period the car is returned to the bay. All costs are covered – including fuel and congestion charge.
It launches at a time when cost-effective car ownership is more important than ever, with fuel and general motoring costs spiralling, almost on a daily basis.
Zipcar realises the complex range of influences on transport options, and aims to summarise the varying factors with one simple calculator. It takes into account business size, fleet numbers and types of vehicle, as well as time spent travelling, and current costs.
Flexibility – that’s the thing!
The quick and easy report shows how ditching the company car, taxis and public transport, in favour of a simple pay-as-you-drive system, could potentially save your business thousands of pounds a year. By providing a degree of flexibility, Zipcar claims to offer a financial edge on conventional company car ownership.