The Car-Sharing Association Singapore
A private car is typically driven less than 10% of the time and is parked the rest of the day. Because of our COE system, a car also is a depreciating asset that will lose most of its value in 10 years. Car owners justify their investment by driving their cars as much as they can, even to destinations that are more convenient and sensible to reach by the public transport.
Now Singapore residents can have the best of both worlds. An affordable public transport system and a car-sharing service for trips or destinations that trains/buses and even taxis cannot serve comfortably or conveniently.
Car-sharing is a smart and affordable mobility option that is available at over 200 points in Singapore. By signing up with one of the operators, you can enjoy the unlimited mobility and reach of a car at less than a fraction of the cost of private car ownership.
Choose from a wide range of conventional or electric vehicles near your home or office and use it by the minutes, hours or days. Depending on the car-sharing operators, the shared vehicle must be returned to the same point or a different one of your choice for the Electric Vehicle one-way car-sharing.
Car-sharing supports the car-lite objectives.
What is Car-Sharing?
Car-sharing is designed for drivers who don’t want to or need to drive a car every day. A typical car-sharing member is a public transport user and drives a car 3 to 6 times a month.
Presently, there a 2 car-sharing models in Singapore.
Round-trip car-sharing service allows a user to pick and return a shared car at the same station. Collection and return of a shared car is supported by smartphone apps or a personal access card. Charges are based on pay-per-use and distance travelled.
Peer-to-peer (P2P) car-sharing service provides the similar pay-per-use flexibility as round-trip car-sharing. The shared cars are not owned by the operators but by private owners who are open to hire their cars out on weekends and public holidays for an agreed rental fee. The P2P operator acts the middle-man to facilitate the rental transactions.
Car-sharing is more convenient than car rental as it allows a registered member to use a shared car near their home or office 24/7 on pay-per-use hourly basis. There is minimal pre-use formality and paperwork. Rental payments are automatically deducted from a user’s designated credit card or bank account after each use.
You will enjoy almost the same flexibility and convenience as a private car owner but with less costs and long-term hassles. If you are keen to enjoy the benefits of car-sharing, do sign-up with one of the listed car-sharing operators as a member.
From August 2017, you can look forward to a one-way Electric Vehicle (EV) car-sharing service to be operated by BlueSG. The EV one-way car-sharing service will grow to 1000 EV by Year 2020.
Benefits of Car-Sharing
Car-Sharing stations located island-wide & easily accessible.
Hourly or short-term on-demand car usage. Pay only when you use.
Drive without long-term financial responsibilities.
“I can book a car from the comfort of my home or via the mobile app and pick it up, which is 5 mins walk from my home. It’s so convenient and I can drive different cars for different occasions”