Car Sharing 

Car sharing is simply where two or more people share a car and travel together, whether that is a family member, a colleague or a stranger.

Why should I car share?

Car sharing is an easy way to reduce the cost of your journeys. Sharing your commute with a colleague can halve the costs of your daily commute.

  • It reduces the number of cars on our roads - resulting in less congestion, pollution and fewer parking problems.
  • It can provide some friendly company to reduce the stress of driving alone.

Car sharing is easy and flexible.

ECC have worked closely with Liftshare to develop the Essex Car Share scheme.  This provides a free matching service for all those who live, work and travel in and around Essex. The site matches you up with potential partners. Once matched, you can choose to share as little or as much as you like, with whoever you like!

Essex Car Share has over 4,000 members and on average they each save £759.92 per year. What could you do with an extra £759.92?  For more information see their website at