E-Car Club, the UK’s first all-electric pay-per-use car club, has launched a new car club service in Stratford-upon-Avon, in partnership with Warwickshire County Council and Stratford-on-Avon District Council.
This will provide the public with a flexible and convenient means of travelling in the area, whilst promoting sustainable methods of transport that are kinder to the environment.
Anyone can be a member of the Stratford E-Car Club and hire an E-Car for just £5.50 an hour or £45 per day. Members can book a vehicle by phone or online and the E-Car can be reserved for as little as an hour to as long as several days.
Each member is provided with a smart card and secure code with which to access the electric cars in Stratford as well as E-Car Club cars across the UK.
The scheme will provide a low cost, low carbon, hassle free alternative to using your own car; E-Car look after insurance, maintenance, cleaning and tax. Plus, members can join from 19 years of age.
Councillor Peter Butlin, Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Transport & Planning, said: “Car clubs have lots of benefits for communities and individuals and I’m pleased that we’ve been able to bring this initiative to Stratford, working with E-Car Club and Stratford District Council.
“The scheme fits perfectly with our ambition to ensure that Warwickshire’s communities are supported by excellent transport infrastructure in the county, and we’re grateful that Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) money from the Department of Transport (DfT) has been available to support this.
“Schemes like this take cars out of circulation, reduce pressure on parking, make savings for families, reduce overall car use and encourage active travel.”
E-Car Club Managing Director, Chris Morris, added: “The E-Car team and I are delighted to be launching this scheme in partnership with Warwickshire County and Stratford District Council.
“We’re confident the programme will not only reduce transport emissions for residents and local businesses, but provide a cheap, fun and flexible way to get around the town and county. We’re also committed to making sure the vehicles are a cost effective option for those that need them most, including low income households and the under 25s who might not otherwise have access to a car.”