Royal Greenwich’s council has teamed with regular car club provider, Enterprise to trial the EV scheme.
Launched in north of Royal Greenwich, the electric car club is available for all residents and local business users.
Two Nissan Leaf are available from fixed charging bay in Roan Street and Park Row car park.
A further five electric vehicles will soon become available at fixed charging bays around the Low Emissions Neighbourhood (LEN).
LEN is a scheme set up by Royal Greenwich and part funded by the GLA. It is focused on improving air quality in the Greenwich West and Peninsula wards using a mixture of 'smart technology' and tried-and-tested techniques to reduce transport emissions and make the area more people-friendly.
The electric car club in the LEN is a two-year pilot. If successful it will be rolled out across the borough.
Councillor Denise Scott McDonald, Cabinet Member for air quality, public realm and transport, Royal Borough of Greenwich, said: “Electric cars are a great way of getting around town and, if any driver is thinking about trading in their vehicles for an electric car, this scheme is the perfect way of seeing if an electric vehicle will work for you.”
Any Enterprise Car Club member will be able to use the electric cars. The vehicles are available 24/7, priced from as little as £6.20 per hour, which includes VAT and insurance, and five pence per mile including recharges.
Enterprise Car Club’s managing director Dan Gursel said: “We see this electric vehicle club as part of how Enterprise is assisting local authorities in achieving their targets.
"It will provide exceptional insight on how car clubs and rental can enable more environmentally friendly motoring and is part of how councils can improve air quality in major cities up and down the UK.
"For Enterprise Car Club, this as an important step towards our goal of achieving a 50% Ultra Low Emission Vehicle fleet in London by 2025.”
Pictured: Councillor Denise Scott McDonald with a Nissan Leaf