Would you use a shared electric car in Exminster?

Electric Bike

Have you ever needed to use a car for just a few hours or day? Maybe you have a second car that isn’t used much but costs a bomb to get through the MOT every year? 

In fact, simply owning a car costs around £3,000 per year simply in terms of running costs and depreciation – and all for something that doesn’t even move 95% of the time. 

That’s why we are talking to Co Cars about bringing shared, electric cars to Exminster. Co Cars is a not-for-profit cooperative social enterprise that already successfully runs a network of shared, low and zero-emission cars in Exeter and across the South West. The company also runs the Co Bikes electric bike sharing scheme.

You can become a Co Cars member for just £25 a year and, once you’ve joined, book any car in their network from as little as half an hour for an all-inclusive price, with no mileage to pay when you use their electric cars. The cost covers fuel, insurance, tax and roadside assistance. Furthermore, each shared car club car also helps remove between 6-10 private cars from the road, reducing the pressure on car parking spaces as well as helping our environment by tackling congestion and pollution. 

Co Bikes are a great alternative to the car for many shorter trips including commuting, everyday errands and leisure trips. Plus, because they are electrically assisted, you can zip along and tackle hills, all without breaking a sweat!

To help us gauge interest in Co Cars coming to Exminster, please take a couple of minutes to complete our short survey https://bit.ly/electricexminster which will be live until Monday 31 May 2021.

If you would like further information on Co Cars or Co Bikes, visit www.co-cars.co.uk and www.co-bikes.co.uk. 

Rapid electric vehicle chargers

Electric car charging point

The Environment Working Party encourages local action to eliminate the unnecessary use of energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and invites you to take part in this survey to find out if there is interest among Exminster residents for the introduction of electric vehicle chargers within the village.

You may have heard of Rapid Charging Exeter who are rolling out on-street, rapid electric vehicle chargers across Exeter. Powered by renewables, the chargers can pump in 75 miles of charge in just 30 minutes.  They are looking for more locations in Exeter, East Devon, Mid Devon and Teignbridge.

Please fill in this short survey by Monday 31 May 2021 and ask as many people as possible to do the same. Results will be shared with Devon County Council and other local authorities alongside the Rapid Charging Exeter team.