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UK’s largest community interest car club to increase electric vehicle offering

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Co Wheels is ramping up its electric vehicle fleet with the addition of 88 electric vehicles.

Prices for the BMW i3s on the Co Wheels car share fleet start from £4.13 an hour

The Co Wheels scheme, which says it’s the UK’s largest community interest car club, is adding the BMW i3 electric vehicles across the cities it operates in.

Not only are the electric vehicles the most eco-friendly option on the Co Wheels fleet, but they’re also the lowest cost. Prices start from £4.13 an hour.

The new additions come as latest Co Wheels research finds that every car club takes approximately 18.5 private cars off the road while compared to the average private vehicle, Co Wheels cars emit on average 25% less CO2 emissions.

Richard Falconer, managing director at Co Wheels, said: “There’s a misconception of electric being costly; however, there’s a huge benefit for drivers to make that shift, as it helps to reduce congestion and pollution on the road. The average rental car also has emissions that are 26.6% lower than the average car on the UK’s roads.

“Lower-cost batteries and tax breaks will rapidly help make these models affordable for ordinary motorists rather than just the rich. Co Wheels’ ultimate goal is to reduce the number of privately owned cars on the road, so by offering our customers the chance to ‘try before they buy’, they may then decide to continue using our service.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news - or gossip.