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16 Nov 2007 03:11:12

Carbon friendly car trialled in pay-to-go motoring



A leading car club, hiring out vehicles to the public, is set to trial a fuel efficient vehicle for the first time.

Streetcar is testing a Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion, claiming that only recently have energy efficient cars become desirable enough to make introducing a carbon friendly model into the pay-to-go sector.

Paul Johnson, a spokesperson for the company, argued that environmental reasons were not necessarily sufficient to persuade car club users to switch over to fuel-efficient vehicles.

"Because it was a new-to-market concept, the idea of firstly joining a car club and then secondly [turning up] in a weird and wacky hybrid, at the time it wasn''t going to work," he said.

"People will do things for environmental reasons, but ultimately things get in the way, and sometimes the environment perhaps isn''t enough for people to make the leap," Mr Johnson added.

According to Streetcar, every car shared through a car club results in six private vehicles being taken off the road.ADNFCR-1235-ID-18358857-ADNFCR


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