A low-emission car club trial has been launched by Hiyacar and Swale Borough Council in Sittingbourne.
The two organisations’ decided to proceed with the pilot after the success of a similar scheme in Faversham, which began in April 2022.
Vehicles will be supplied by Hiyacar, in partnership with Swale Borough Council, and be made available to members of the general public who sign up through the app.
The club will offer access to three hybrid vehicles, with prices beginning at £3 an hour, with hiring locations situated across town.
The aim of the scheme is to provide local residents with more affordable access to low-emission vehicles.
Graeme Risby, CEO and co-founder of Hiyacar, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with Swale Borough Council again, to launch another low emission car club.
“It’s great to see the continued success of the Faversham car club trial, and we’re excited to be offering yet more Swale residents affordable access to these vehicles.”
Cllr Julian Saunders, chair of Swale Borough Council’s environment committee, said: “After the success of the first car club in Faversham last year, it’s great to be extending the trial to Sittingbourne.
“We are excited to be rolling this trial out further around the borough as a way to try and encourage alternative travel. The car club offers users an affordable, pay as you go alternative to car ownership, and has been shown to improve air quality and encourage more walking and cycling.”
The rental price will reportedly also cover insurance, car cleaning and maintenance.