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Well, well, isn’t this a pleasant surprise? Zixty has successfully passed the ethical screening to be awarded Ethical Accreditation from The Good Shopping Guide for our temporary car insurance product. Their ethical screening has placed Zixty at the pinnacle of the Insurance Ethical Comparison Table with an impressive rating of 100. Nice work if you can get it! 

The good shopping guide’s research team even went so far as to say: 

“We were pleased to verify Zixty as an ethical brand that places respect for the Environment, Animals, and People at the core of its business. The brand therefore receives an excellent rating of 100 within our Insurance Ethical Comparison Table. Zixty’s ethical achievements include supporting its customers in carbon offsetting their emissions through its partnership with Eden Reforestation. This reflects Zixty’s commitment to being a socially and environmentally responsible business.”

Why Zixty is a market leader in ethical insurance

But what is it we do with temporary car insurance that’s worthy of such high praise? It’s simple really, we plant a tree for every policy taken out with Zixty, and if the customer signs up to our optional Zixty Miles programme in the App we plant enough trees to carbon offset up to 100 miles of their journey each day they’re insured with us. 

You can find out more about our partnership with Eden Reforestation on our website. Or visit Eden’s website here

But wait, there’s more. As the astute amongst you will have noticed, the idea of temporary car insurance (some people call it short term car insurance) also fosters the idea of lending and borrowing cars. That’s the ‘sharing economy’, which as many will know is also considered to be good for the environment.

Benefits of car sharing

Car sharing is part of the sharing economy. It encourages people to loan their vehicles when they’re not using them, meaning occasional drivers can access a car only when they need one. By maximising the use of existing vehicles, car sharing can reduce the number of cars on the road, leading to less congestion and lower emissions and easier parking. It promotes a more communal, resource-efficient approach to driving.

“The sustainability effects of car sharing is often referred to as the number of private cars that can be removed from the streets by sharing instead of owning. Our results show that up to 8 privately owned cars are removed from the streets for each Volvo Car Mobility car”

Capgemini Report, 2020

Zixty's temporary insurance: why and how?

Many of our customers use temp car insurance to test drive a car or get their new car home after purchase (before they buy their annual cover). For others, it replaces the need to own their own car and fills a gap when public transport isn’t suitable for some reason. 

Imagine this, you live in a city, you don’t own a car but you want to go to the countryside for a break this Easter. The easy answer (and most environmental one) is to get the train. Not so easy though if the spot you want to get to is way off the beaten track, down a country lane in the sticks somewhere. So how about you borrow your mate’s car? Or your neighbours, or your mum’s? Arrange some Zixty temporary car insurance, pay for your own fuel and buy them a nice bottle of something when you get back. 

If you want to buy a Zixty short term insurance policy it’s simple to do. Just go to or download the Zixty app (Apple AppStore and Google Play), enter a few details, and voila, after we’ve done a few checks you should be ready to pack your bags, book some accommodation and escape to the country.

Benefits of using Zixty temporary car insurance:

  1. Flexibility: Choose how long you need the insurance – an hour, a day, or more.
  2. Convenience: Get insured quickly and easily through the website or the app.
  3. Peace of Mind: Comprehensive coverage means you’re fully protected.
  4. Affordability: Pay only for the time you need, without the commitment of a long-term policy.

Zixty's ethical credentials

We understand the environmental impact of car usage and advocate for public transport or cycling where feasible. However, when using a car is unavoidable, choosing to borrow a vehicle can significantly reduce your carbon footprint. Opting for Zixty, especially if you also switch on our Zixty Miles programme, provides significant carbon offsetting benefits.

Although we are a car insurance provider and recognise that neither manufacturing nor driving cars is ideal for the environment, we believe in making a difference through the choices we offer. Our ethical accreditation from The Good Shopping Guide underscores our dedication to supporting environmentally sound decisions, particularly through our collaboration with Eden Reforestation.

Zixty isn’t merely insurance – it’s insurance with a conscience.