A fleet of 10 new electric powered automobiles is available to rent across in an try to supply more human beings in the metropolis get right of entry to to 0-emissions vehicles.
A hundred per cent electric-powered Renault Zoe vehicles are based at nine places across the metropolis, which include on-road parking at Brunswick Square, Stuart Street and Effingham Road.
Bristol City Council has been able to make the fleet to be had a way to funding from the European Union research undertaking REPLICATE.
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The electric automobiles are being overseen with the aid of the countrywide automobile club Co-Wheels, which lets its individuals hire automobiles on a pay-as-you-move basis.
To rent an electric powered car, you pay a one-off joining charge to join the auto membership, and there may be a £five monthly spend.
Motorists can then go to the Co-Wheels website to discover an electric car inside the metropolis and book it for the amount of time favoured.
An example of an electric car for lease on the Co-Wheels internet site (Image: Co-Wheels)
To hire an electric powered car for an hour will cost you £five.50 and for a complete 24 hour day, it will be £38.50.
There is a cheaper ‘overnight fee’ as a way to price you £11 to hire a vehicle from 8 pm to 8 am the next day.
There is not any extra mileage charge for an electric vehicle.
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Cllr Kye Dudd, cabinet member for shipping and electricity on the council, said: “I’m delighted that there are new electric-powered vehicles for rent in the metropolis, as its method greater people can be capable of experience the advantages of modern zero-emission cars.
“The electric powered vehicles will help us to lessen the effect of the city’s current transport gadget and improve air best, as no carbon emissions are produced and lots of vehicle club individuals select to surrender owning a car.
“For individuals who are considering switching to electric powered, the auto membership scheme is also a remarkable manner to attempt earlier than you buy.”
To inspire take in of the electric motors, Co-wheels has launched an introductory provide for each person who lives in Bristol.
For simply £1 new members can get £25 worth of using credit added to their account, to use in opposition to the hourly car lease rate. There is likewise no monthly minimum spend required.
Richard Falconer, director of Co-wheels car membership, stated: “There is lots of hobby from our Bristol participants to have more electric powered motors on our fleet, so this is an exceptional opportunity.
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“Many Co-Wheels participants don’t need to add some other automobile to our busy roads and could as an alternative use a shared car once they actually need one – and now they have the option to reduce the effect on our surroundings, even more, using a zero-emission car.
“It also approaches we will enlarge our availability into new elements of the city we’ve now not been capable of serve before.”
Bristol’s REPLICATE research task encourages nearby human beings to strive out the modern day electricity, mobility and ICT solutions.