UK’s pay-per-use EV club gets £500,000 boost

The first all-electric pay-per-use car club in the UK has secured funding worth £500,000 from a Centrica-backed social impact fund. Members pay from £5.50 an hour to hire electric cars […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The first all-electric pay-per-use car club in the UK has secured funding worth £500,000 from a Centrica-backed social impact fund.

Members pay from £5.50 an hour to hire electric cars with charge points from the E-Car Club, which was officially launched in October last year in east London.

It is operational in four other locations – Tower-Hamlets, Oxford, University of Hertfordshire and Marylands Business Park – but the extra cash from Ignite will allow the club to expand in 20 new locations across the UK.

Christopher Morris, Co-Founder of E-Car Club said: “The E-Car mission is a simple, if ambitious, one. We want to improve mobility on a local level whilst simultaneously reducing both the cost and environmental impact of each journey taken.”