WhizzGo, a UK-based car sharing company, is now operating in York. This makes six UK cities (along with Liverpool, Leeds, London, Brighton & Hove and Southampton) cities where drivers can pay to use a car by the hour. It's callled car sharing.
Similar to the U.S.-based Zipcar, people who want to use WhizzGo cars first buy a membership (for £25 plus a refundable insurance deposit of £125) and can then use any available car for £4.95 an hour. The hourly rate includes gas (up to 30 miles a day) as well as comprehensive insurance and roadside assistance. The rates are reduced when renting for a full 24 hours or on weekends. WhizzGo furthers its environmental goals by offering low-emission Citroen vehicles (C3 hatchbacks and Picasso MPVs) and parking the cars near public transportation locations.

[Source: WhizzGo via Green Car Guide]

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