Car Club expansion with ULEVs

Car clubs are pay as you go car rental schemes and are great for those who need occasional use of a car or are trying to reduce the need for owning a second car. Go Ultra Low Nottingham plans to expand car club provision in Nottingham and Derby by adding more electric and hybrid vehicles into the fleet at more locations.

The car club scheme will allow customers the opportunity to try out electric and plug in hybrid vehicles without the commitment of purchasing or leasing agreements.

There are two Car Club schemes in operation across Nottingham and Derby:

The existing Nottingham Car Club was established in May 2014 and is run by Enterprise Car Club. The scheme now has over 200 business and private members. The Car Club currently has 14 vehicles in operation from 12 city centre locations. The scheme includes 1 electric Nissan Leaf based at Clarendon Street and 4 Toyota hybrids.

For more information on Enterprise Car Club in Nottingham please visit:

https://www.enterprisecarclub.co.uk/locations/midlands/nottingham/

The existing Derby Car Club was established in autumn 2015 and is run by Co-wheels. The Car Club currently has 12 vehicles in operation from 11 city centre locations. The scheme includes a 2 Nissan Leaf, 2 Renault Zoe electric vehicles and a variety of Toyota hybrid vehicles.

For more information on Co Wheels Derby please visit:

http://www.co-wheels.org.uk/derby

Current Progress

Nottingham and Derby City Councils are currently working with Enterprise Car Club and Co-wheels to add more locations to the schemes and will work with the car club operators to introduce more electric and hybrid vehicles into the fleet in the coming months. This will include further on-street charging infrastructure in dedicated bays for electric car club vehicles.

Get Involved!

Have you got ideas of the sorts of ultra-low emission vehicles that you want to see in our Car Club? Email them to goultralow@nottinghamcity.gov.uk.

Useful links:

Car Plus Electric and Hybrid Vehicles and Car Clubs http://www.carplus.org.uk/projects/electric-hybrid-vehicles/