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Electric car club launches in Greenwich

The Royal Borough of Greenwich and Enterprise Car Club have partnered to launch an electric car sharing club in the borough’s Low Emission Neighbourhood (LEN), with vehicles available to residents and businesses.

Electric Car Club launch

Councillor Denise Scott McDonald with one of the launch EVs.

The scheme is launching with a pair of Nissan Leafs, offered from fixed charging bays in Roan Street and Park Row car park. A further five electric vehicles will join them shortly, situated around the LEN in the north of the borough, deployed for a two-year trial period. Residents can sign up for free for a limited period.

Enterprise Car Club members will be able access the fleet 24/7, 365 days per year, priced from £6.20 per hour including VAT and insurance. Mileage is charged at five pence per mile, including recharges. It forms part of ongoing plans for the club to have 50% ultra-low emission vehicles on its London fleet by 2025.

Councillor Denise Scott McDonald, cabinet member for air quality, public realm and transport, Royal Borough of Greenwich, said: “Electric cars are a great way of getting around town and, if any driver is thinking about trading in their vehicles for an electric car, this scheme is the perfect way of seeing if an electric vehicle will work for you.”

Dan Gursel, managing director of Enterprise Car Club, added: “We see this electric vehicle club as part of how Enterprise is assisting local authorities in achieving their targets. It will provide exceptional insight on how car clubs and rental can enable more environmentally friendly motoring and is part of how councils can improve air quality in major cities up and down the UK.”

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Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.