A DEVON County Council car sharing scheme has reached a milestone by attracting more than 10,000 members, making it one of the most successful of its kind in the country.
The free www.carsharedevon.com scheme, which allows people in Devon and across the south west to find others to share their commute with, is commissioned by Devon County Council.
Regis Fauvel joined the scheme earlier this month to find a car share partner for his journey between Ilfracombe and Barnstaple and became the 10,000th member.
Regis said: “I am delighted to be the 10,000th member of carsharedevon.com
“Joining was really easy, and I quickly found someone to car share with. I now not only share the cost of my trip from Ilfracombe to Barnstaple but also enjoy the company during the drive.”
Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council’s cabinet member for highway management said: “One thing we do know for sure is that fuel is not getting any cheaper.
“For hard working families, the cost of filling up at the pumps consumes a huge part of the budget.
“Registering with the Carsharedevon scheme is free, it’s easy to use and will find others who are travelling your way to help share the fuel costs.
“It can mean saving hundreds of pounds every year as well as saving harmful carbon emissions.
“I would encourage everyone to go online and join for free now and start saving.”
Visit www.carsharedevon.com to sign up, or call My Devon on 0845 155 1004 for more information.