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Dégage

Private car-sharing initiative

Dégage! Stands for ‘DE Gedeelde Autovloot Gent’ (the shared car fleet in Ghent). It is the largest private car-sharing scheme in Belgium, with more than 50 cars and over 800 users.

Private car sharing means that car owners allow others to use their car against a mileage allowance. At Dégage this fee is all you pay to use the car.

Car sharing is a great idea to save money, but the founders of this initiative also believe it boosts sustainable mobility and it allows for a more conscious approach to driving. Dégage literally means ‘out of the way’ in French, because after all, it takes cars off the road, freeing up space in the city.