Car sharing: advantageous and good for the environment

Would you like to share a car or rent out your own car and would you like to know how to do this? Read all about the advantages of car sharing in The Hague.

A car sharing scheme means you no longer have exclusive use of a car, but you share it with other people. You can do this in 2 ways:

  1. You rent a car from a commercial provider.
  2. You share your own car with friends, family, neighbours or colleagues.

Car sharing has numerous advantages. It can save you a lot of money and it is good for the environment.

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Advantages of car sharing

Many residents of The Hague are already sharing a car or are using a shared car. The advantages include:

  • fewer cars on the street
  • a shared car can be cheaper than owning your own car if you do not drive often (less than 15,000 kilometres per year)
  • a better and safer living environment

Car sharing experiences of residents can be found on the website www.groeneregentes.nl and www.vrijstraat.nl.

How can I share a car?

Car sharing can be done in various ways.

  • Share your car with other private individuals: You rent out your car on the days that suit you via websites such as www.mywheels.nl and www.snappcar.nl. If you rent out your car at least 2 times a month, you can easily earn quite a bit of extra pocket money on a yearly basis.
  • Share your car with a specific group of people: You rent out your car to neighbourhood residents, friends or acquaintances in or outside the city. You can use the platform www.deelauto.nl.
    • You can rent a car from one of the commercial providers in The Hague: Greenwheels, SnappCar, MyWheels or Buurauto.
    • You can also lease a car together with a number of neighbours and share this car. For example through www.buurauto.nl.

    You can read additional information (in Dutch) about car sharing at www.autodelen.info.

    Parking permit for car sharing

    Do you live in a parking permit area in The Hague? You can then apply for a parking permit and in some cases reserve a parking space for a shared car. Do you and the person with whom you are sharing the car live in different parking permit areas? Than you can both apply for a resident's parking permit for your parking permit areas.

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    Try out car sharing

    Would you like to try out a shared car or rent out your own car? Greenwheels, SnappCar, Mywheels and the municipality are offering you a credit of € 35. Redeem the credit at 1 of the car sharing providers and use the code 'denhaag2018' when booking the car. The code is valid until 31 December 2018 or as long as there is budget left. The discount may not be used in combination with other offers.

    • Via Greenwheels: Sign up via www.greenwheels.nl. Go to 'mijn profiel', 'claim voucher' and type in 'denhaag2018'. The voucher will automatically be deducted from your test drive.
    • Via SnappCar: Sign up at www.snappcar.nl and enter the code 'denhaag2018'. You can choose either to get a discount when you rent out your car for the first time or to get a discount on your first test drive when you enter the code when paying for your booking.
    • Via Mywheels: Sign up at www.mywheels.nl and enter the code 'denhaag2018'. The discount will be deducted automatically when you reserve a car.
    • Via Buurauto: Sign up at www.buurauto.nl/Den-Haag and complete the registration form. You will then receive more information from Buurauto on the availability of the Buurauto in your neighbourhood. The offer entitles you to use a buurauto for either 1 whole day or 2 half days.
    Special parking spots for shared cars.
    Special parking spots for shared cars.

    Car sharing locations

    You can find all of the car sharing locations in your neighbourhood on the map.

    Click on the map for current car sharing locations
    Click on the map for current car sharing locations

    Published: 18 July 2016Modified: 16 November 2018