Electric vehicles now lowest-cost option on UK car club fleet
Co Wheels is ramping up its electric vehicle fleet with the addition of 88 electric vehicles.
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.”