An elec­tric idea

RIVER SOAR

Canal Boat - - News - CB

IN A BID to go green and en­cour­age shared ve­hi­cle use, Pillings Lock Ma­rina has taken de­liv­ery of an elec­tric Re­nault Zoe hatch­back.

It’s the first ve­hi­cle in a trial com­mu­nity car scheme where vary­ing lev­els of sub­scrip­tion are avail­able for users to be able to hop in, run their er­rands and hop out again ready for the next per­son to use it.

The scheme is open to all berth hold­ers, per­ma­nent or vis­i­tors, who are aged over 30 and have a clean li­cence. With rates as low as £1.67 per hour and no mileage charges, the scheme has the po­ten­tial to ben­e­fit not only the en­vi­ron­ment but also help berth hold­ers re­duce or even elim­i­nate the cost of run­ning their own car.

matt.tay­lor@canal­rivertrust.org.uk.

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