In the transport area, the shared economy mindset is flourishing, and more Danish families continue to go from owning a car to simply having access to a vehicle when needed. For many, there is money to be saved by switching to a car-sharing scheme, but which scheme is right for you?
What is a shared car?
The car-sharing schemes act like private clubs, where several members are shared about access to a number of cars in their local area. In addition to the private car clubs, there are today a number of companies, as well as car rental companies that also offer share cars. But what is the difference really?
By taking advantage of one of the many offers of car parts in Denmark rather than owning your own car, you avoid the fixed costs of owning a car and you avoid any worries about loss of value and any workshop visits that can cost you dearly. in length.
Not only do you have unlimited access to most of the cars, several of the car-sharing schemes offer fixed parking spaces, so it is neither a problem to pick up nor drop off the car after you have used it. Thus, there is always a car nearby if you are going on a trip to IKEA, visit the mother-in-law or buy big.
That is how it works
As a member of a car-sharing scheme, you, together with several users, have access to selected cars that you do not own, but pay for in the form of a quota and/or per. km as well as for the time you use cars. In other words, you only pay for the time you use the car and thus do not pay to have a car standing that will not be driven.
To make use of the share cars, you sign up online, where you pay a registration fee and any deposit – and then you are in the process. You also book the shared car online and then pick up the car at an agreed location. Some companies also allow spontaneous pick-up of available cars.
The private clubs give their members a key piece for the car or a key for a key column located near the parking lot with the share cars. At the larger car companies, you typically open the car electronically, either through an app or with your membership card. After use, park the car again within an agreed area and lock it.
How much does a shared car cost?
For the private clubs, it costs somewhere between USD 2000 and USD 5000 to sign up due to high registration fees and security deposit, but then both the monthly quota and the rates for using the car are very low.
When it comes to the larger and more national car companies, the registration fee is somewhere between USD 200 and USD 950. Here the monthly quota is low or nonexistent, while the rates for using the car are significantly higher than is the case in the private clubs.
There is a big difference between which car-sharing scheme is best for you, depending on which and how many trips you expect to drive in the cars. All car-sharing schemes offer settlement per. In some of the schemes, it is also possible to rent cars per hour. day at a better hourly rate.