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Stelios - the accidental environmentalist?

Meaton, Julia, Starkey, R. and Williams, S. (2003) Stelios - the accidental environmentalist? World transport policy and practice, 9 (1). pp. 31-36. ISSN 1352-7614

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In March 2003 Stelios Haji-Ioannou publicised his
plans for establishing as many as 30 Easycar Clubs in
the UK within the next year. This paper shows how
Stelios arrived at the concept of operating Car Clubs
through purely cost cutting motives. The paper
includes an overview of the operational details of the
proposed car clubs and compares them with more
conventional community car clubs. The potential
environmental impacts of the Easycar Club are then

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2003 Eco-Logica Ltd
Uncontrolled Keywords: business, entrepreneur, car club, car sharing, rental cars
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Schools: Huddersfield Business School
Huddersfield Business School > Emerging Markets Research Group
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 23:36


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