Scottish Government backs electric car sharing
The investment is aimed at furthering Scotland’s transition to a decarbonised road network by 2050, and car clubs are seen as a key target area, promoting more environmentally friendly travel.
City Car Club deployed its first Nissan LEAF in Edinburgh six months ago, and this has since covered 4,000 miles using the Charge Your Car and Ecotricity charging point networks. The additional 20 vehicles will be deployed at locations suggested by the public, available to reserve from £6.20 per hour with a five pence per mile charge for users.
Scotland’s Transport Minister, Keith Brown said: ‘We are always looking for ways to allow more drivers to experience what it is like to drive these vehicles and car clubs provide an excellent way to achieve this.
‘The £1 million funding I announced in June will enable around 50 electric cars to be introduced into car clubs across Scotland, allowing even more people to see what it is like to switch to electric.’