New electric vehicle fleet for hire in Bristol

A ten-strong fleet of 100 per cent electric Renault Zoe cars are available to rent in Bristol, following funding from the European Union research project REPLICATE.

The cars will allow more people to rent zero emission vehicles in Bristol and will be based at nine locations across the city. The national car club, Co-wheels, is hiring out the electric vehicles on a pay-as-you-go basis for its members.

The electric vehicles form part of Bristol’s REPLICATE research project, which encourages local people to try out the latest energy, mobility and ICT solutions.

Kye Dudd, cabinet member for Transport and Energy at Bristol City Council, said: “I’m delighted that there are new electric vehicles for hire in the city, as it means more people will be able to experience the benefits of modern zero emission cars.

“The electric vehicles will help us to reduce the impact of the city’s current transport system and improve air quality, as no carbon emissions are produced and many car club members choose to give up owning a car. For those who are thinking of switching to electric, the car club scheme is also a great way to try before you buy.”