E-Car Club launch University of Hertfordshire service
By Kyle Lindsay
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 12:00
CLUB: E-Car Club make landmark move
E-Car Club are launching a service at the University of Hertfordshire, rolling out three Renault electric vehicles.
The UK’s first pay-per-use car club are providing staff, students and community members with two Zoes and a Fluence Z.E, aiming to improve local mobility and reduce financial and environmental costs.
Available to hire for £5.50 an hour, each vehicle has its own specially-designated parking space and electric charging point, provided by Source East.
Members book the vehicle by phone or online, and are provided with a smart card and secure code with which to access the car.
Dr Stephen Boffey, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Regional Affairs at the University of Hertfordshire, said: “We are proud to be the first university to launch an electric car club.
“We hope that by offering access to a low carbon form of transport, we can work together to reduce the cost and environmental impact of each journey undertaken.”
Chris Morris, Co-founder of E-Car Club, added: “The E-Car team and I are delighted to be launching this scheme in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire and Source East.
“A first for the UK, we’re confident the programme will not only reduce transport emissions and costs for UH faculty, but provide a convenient, flexible and affordable transport option for University students as young as 19.”