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Citroen C3 gets boost from car sharing club

Car-sharing club, Whizz-Go, is to buy 120 new Citroen C3s each year after extending its offer to London.

The scheme is the first commercial car club in the UK and was launched in Leeds in July last year. That pilot has more than 250 members using eight cars including several businesses and local councils. WhizzGo is now offering people living in the Borough of Camden the convenience of a car without the associated responsibilities and costs of ownership.

The 1.4-litre C3 Desire models for London are all converted to LPG and are consequently exempt from the Congestion Charge. They are operated on a three-year, 30,000 miles HSBC Vehicle Leasing contract hire agreement. Initially 10 will be supplied, with a further 10 C3s to follow.

“We can now provide a unique transport proposition for people living in the London Borough of Camden,” says Charlotte Morton, managing director of WhizzGo.

Camden will be providing 20 special on-street parking bays for WhizzGo throughout the borough where members can leave and collect their vehicles. Hire rates start at £3.95 per hour although there are different levels of membership.

The company believes its scheme will appeal to people who use public transport to get to work. It is considering launching in Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham.

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