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"Lift sharing", "ride-sharing", "car-sharing" or "carpooling" -it doesn't matter what you call it, it boils down to the same thing - two or more people sharing a car to get from A to B rather than driving alone. The benefits are numerous both for yourself, your family, your community and the environment. You save money on running costs, you save time looking for parking spaces and you help to save the planet by reducing your carbon footprint.

If everyone who drives on their own to work every day were to catch a lift with someone just once a week, the commuting car journeys would reduce by 20%! And both parties would save money!

Car sharing is becoming increasingly popular as the benefits are acknowledged, and many communities and employers are introducing carsharing schemes. But car sharing is often given last billing when it comes to environmental transport because there are so many misunderstandings associated with it - just see our FAQs to get the clear picture.

Please note that we cannot accept enquiries for specific journeys by telephone. Due to Data Protection Act restrictions and Personal Safety concerns as well as our own integrity we cannot give this information out. The only way you can find out if there are other members matching your requirements is to become a member yourself by going to the "Register" page.

Save money. Save time. Save the planet. Register now with National CarShare. It's FREE!


Another Happy Client

We had a nice letter from one of the users of this site we thought we'd like to share.

Dear Feedback,

I would just like to inform you that I had a very successful car share from Guildford to Manchester last week with one of your members. We hope to repeat the lift share again.

I have also made contact with another member and that lift share also is likely to go ahead in the near future.

I am very happy with your services.

Kind regards,

UK Aware Tickets Available

UK Aware 2010

Tickets for this event can be purchased at the reduced price of £6! (will be £15 on the door)

All tickets can be purchased from their website now. Support a good cause!

Give a Car - Donate your old car

A fundraising scheme that will pick up and dispose of scrap cars - All profits donated to charity!

Thanks for reading. If you want to donate your car - now you know where to go! Please spread the word about our site and service.

UK Aware 2010 Exhibition

UK Aware 2010

UK Aware 2010 is the UK's only green and lifestyle exhibition, now in its third year. This year's show is at Olympia on 16-18 April and has 200 exhibitors and 100 low carbon vehicles on show.

Read More About Car Sharing

Keep up-to-date with the latest news about National CarShare and car sharing in general on the National CarShare blog.

The More Bus Air Festivel - Bournemouth 2009

The Bournemouth Air Festivel is back again from the 20th-23rd of August 2009 and is set to dazzle crowds once again!

This four day event takes place on the spectacular backdrop of Bournemouth's award winning beaches and is completely free, it promises to be a must see event with spectacular acts of aviation daring! Read more...

NCS web site usage up 50% in 2008

The British public are embracing Car Sharing as one means of dealing with the credit crunch, and reducing their carbon footprint at the same time.

Figures released by National CarShare, the free online UK car sharing website, indicate a significant increase in interest in car sharing on the part of the UK travelling public over the last year. Read more...

High petrol costs set to spark car sharing trend

AA Car Sharing Survey September 2008.

Brits are on course to become a nation of car sharers according to the latest research from AA Insurance. Almost half (47%) of the population are now considering car sharing, despite only one in ten (11%) people admitting to currently doing so more than once week. Read more...

More National Car Share press coverage

National Car Share is in recent articles on reducing fuel costs and eco friendly travel from The Times and Sunday Times:

Car Clinic (Sunday Times)
How to save money on petrol (Sunday Times)
Eco-Worrier (The Times)

National Car Share in the press

Sun Money recommends car sharing as a great way to cut costs. Read the article.

Make your voice heard!

Providing safe parking areas by motorway and main road junctions is a great way to get people car sharing; sign this E-Petition to ensure the government keeps listening to the needs of car sharers.

Change Your World in June/July

Change Your World

The Sustrans Change Your World campaign runs from 30th June to 5th July with the aim of getting everyone to cut a single car journey in that week - why not use NCS to play your part!



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