E-Car Club, in partnership with St Andrews University and Transport Scotland, has chosen an all-Renault fleet of eight 100 per cent electric ZOE hatchbacks and two all-electric Kangoo Van Z.E. for its first launch of a car sharing club in Scotland.
Its fleet of 10 Renault vehicles will be located across the town, famous for its golf club and university, and will be available for the public to hire on an hourly or daily basis.
E-Car Club chose the ZOE Dynamique and Kangoo Z.E. Maxi as it has found them to be reliable and extremely popular with its members at its other locations across the UK.
The E-Car Club represents a positive step in reducing the towns’ carbon emissions, and towards the University of St Andrews’ goal of becoming the UK’s first carbon-neutral university. The objective of the scheme is to improve local mobility, whilst reducing parking and congestion issues in an environmentally-friendly and affordable way.
Hire rates in St Andrews are extremely competitive costing just £4.50 per hour – or £35 per day (24 hours) – for the Renault ZOE, and £6.50 per hour – or £50 per day – for the Kangoo Van Z.E. The price includes power and insurance.
E-Car Club is the UK’s first entirely electric car club, operating in multiple locations across the country with the objective of reducing the necessity for private car ownership and improving social mobility in a cost-effective, environmentally-friendly way.
The ZOE is an all-electric, five-door family hatchback available in three trim levels that comes with a very high level of standard specification, despite its competitive price-tag, which starts from £13,443 after the Government Plug-in Car Grant. Standard specification includes items such as climate control and sat-nav.
ZOE is available with a number of features that make for seamless electric vehicle ownership including remote monitoring of the battery and pre-heating the cabin via your smartphone as well as the Chameleon™ Charger that allows ZOE to make the most of the widest range of power supplies meaning excellent charging times in the real world. Retail ZOE customers also benefit from the free installation of fast-charging wall box at home.
The Renault Kangoo Van Z.E. is the world’s first 100%-electric van produced directly by a mass-market vehicle manufacturer. The official range of 105 miles means that the vast majority of van users’ daily driving can be done on one charge.
Sales of Renault’s electric vehicle range, comprising of ZOE, Twizy and Kangoo Van Z.E, rose by 90 per cent in 2014 compared to the previous year.