In the 21st century the proliferation of cars is becoming a serious issue, and there is a strong ecological case for governments to apply constraints to decrease unnecessary journeys. This briefing looks at the introduction of and benefits of lift share and car club schemes, as well as discussing the effects they will have on the automotive industry, in terms of new car manufacturers, new car retailers, the servicing industry, vehicle replacement cycles and short term hire companies. It profiles the people who are most likely to embrace this style of travel, outlines exactly how the schemes will operate, and provides case studies of how they are currently in use in the USA, Switzerland and The UK.