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A Complete Guide To Car Sharing Options in Singapore

  
Credits: @TimesofIndia | @DollarsAndSense.sg

We are all aware of the high standards of living in Singapore – so it is not necessary to own another financial liability, like a car. Possessing a car keeps you further from achieving financial freedom, but we cannot deny the draw of convenience it can offer. Luckily with these car-sharing options, you will just have to pay for what you use. Here is a comprehensive comparison of various service providers available to you:

1. Tribe Car 

Tribe Car is conveniently available at over 525 locations within walking distance from MRT and other transportation modes. It is also the only car-sharing platform that provides private hire insurance, for those of you private hire drivers! With the option of hourly or daily rental, you can book a car according to your needs – additionally, there is no need to pay any membership fees.

If you are looking to monetise your driving, consider joining the “Rent and Earn” programme. Via this programme, Tribe Car has partnered with several delivery providers such as Grab and Ninjavan.

Credits: @FoodPanda Riders

Criteria: 

  • Must be between 18 to 65 years old
  • A Singaporean/PR who has a valid Singapore driving license with 2 years of local driving experience or holding an employment pass with a valid Singapore Driving License of at least 2 years
  • Refundable security deposit per person is required at $100 (Singaporean/PR with local driving license) or $1000 (Foreigners with local or international driving license)
  • If you are a new driver who is less than 23 years old and have < 2 years local driving experience, an additional $100 security deposit is required, and a surcharge of 30% per booking
  • Operates on Point A-A destination car sharing model. For example, if you pick up your car at Clementi, you will have to drop your car at Clementi as well.
  • Ensure that your fuel tank is filled too

 

Rental Price 

  • You will be able to rent a car for as long as $4.28/hour on a super off-peak hour
  • Mileage is chargeable
Credits: @TribeCar

*Note that if you return the car with the reserve fuel indicator lit up, you’ll need to pay for a Fuel Top-up Charge.

 

2. BlueSG 

Being the first-ever electric car-sharing service in Singapore, BlueSG is known to be environmentally friendly. This means no noise pollution, no direct CO2 emissions, and no odor. With over 380 locations in 2021, BlueSG ports are a familiar sight around the island.

Credits: @Motorist.sg

Paying only $0.36/min (premium plan rate), you may get to your destination at a lower cost compared to other platforms. Furthermore, you are able to reserve a car (up to 30 min) and a lot (up to 45min). Unlike other car sharing platforms, you are allowed to drop your car at your preferred location as long as there is a charging port and you have reserved the lot. (you don’t have to drive back to Point A!)

Criteria: 

  • Must be between 20 to 69 year old with at least 12 months of driving experience and a valid driving license
  • A Singapore Citizen/PR and foreigners residing in Singapore for more than 12 months

 

Rental Price: 

  • Basic Plan ($8/mth)
    • No commitment
    • $0.36/min rental
  • Premium ($18/mth)
    • 6 months commitment
    • Free 45 mins rental monthly
    • $0.36/min rental
  • If you’re a new member, you will get to enjoy your first month of membership free!

*Note that there is no insurance provided for BlueSG users

3. Car Club 

Car Club is the first car sharing service provider in Singapore, and they provide petrol and  comprehensive insurance coverage. The more you rent a car from  Car Club, the more promotions you will be able to enjoy!

Credits: @CarClub

Criteria: 

  • Must be above 22 years old and have 2 years of driving experience
  • Singaporeans/PR and Foreigners/Work-Pass Holders, will need to pay a refundable deposit fee of $100 and $200 respectively
  • To return the car with at least a quarter tank, otherwise, there will be a surcharge of $16.05
  • Membership period has to be a minimum of 1 year
  • Operates on Point A-A destination car sharing model

 

Rental Price:

4. Shariot

There are no membership cost, hidden fees and commitments if you are planning to rent a car from Shariot.

Credits: @Shariot

Criteria: 

  • Must be between 22 – 65 years old
  • Singaporeans or PRs who possess a valid Singapore driving license with 2 years of local driving experience
  • Foreigners/Work Pass Holders with valid driver’s license or holding an employment pass with valid Singapore Driving License of at least 2 years
  • Operates on Point A-A destination car sharing model
  • Require $100 refundable deposit

 

Rental Price: 

  • Rent a car for as low as $1/hour
  • No price difference between Weekdays & Weekends
Credits: @Shariot

5. GetGo

Launched only a few months back, GetGo has already gained the curiosity of over 200,000 users. With no deposits and membership fees, GetGo runs on a Pay-As-You-Go system. You can sign up as a new user via your Singpass MyInfo which makes registration an easy drive in the park!

Credits: @GetGo

Criteria: 

  • Must be at least 19 years old and have at least 1 year of driving experience with a valid Class 3, 3A or 3C driving license
  • Operates on Point A-A destination car sharing model
  • Petrol is taken care of by GetGo

 

Rental Price: 

  • Charged for the duration of each trip and mileage is chargeable
  • You can rent the car for as low as $3/hour during off peak period
Credits: @GetGo

If you have decided to go with one car sharing company, do remember to check the condition of the car before you drive off to ensure you are not liable for unexpected issues!