The UK’s first e-car club launched last week in East London bringing pay-per-use electric cars to our fair capital.
The e-car club will allow business’s and individuals to help reduce their costs and carbon foot print by allowing them to make use of a number of electric vehicles at their will. The club has a range of electric vehicles on offer from the Renault Zoe and Nissan leaf to the load carrying Renault Kangoo.
Much like other car clubs, the “rental” process is very simple. You simply book on line by telephone. Turn up at your chosen car at the time you selected. Swipe your smart card on the windscreen and the doors unlock. Unplug the charging cable, enter your secure code and you are way, sans exhaust fumes.
Prices start from just £5.50 per hour with a small yearly fee. At those prices, we expect that the club will be very popular with those motorists who are looking to increase their green credentials while eliminating the hassle and costs that come with car ownership in our crowded capital city. Impressively, the fee includes 24/7 support, Comprehensive insurance and breakdown cover as standard.
The club was officially opened by Baroness Kramer, Transport Minister. She said, “E-Car Club is a scheme that kills three birds with one stone – congestion, cost and carbon. This government is serious in its support for ultra-low emission vehicles. Government also funds measures to help with the delivery of infrastructure and we have recently announced a further £500 million to provide long-term support for the sector.”
For more information about the club check out their website http://www.e-carclub.org and the video below.