St Davids Eco City Group has now started a car club – the five seater Nissan Leaf is on lease from Cilgwyn community car club. The Leaf is all electric and has a solar panel on the roof to contribute to the power. It can be charged from a domestic plug with an official range of about 100 miles per charge. Fast charging is already available in places like Haverfordwest and is expected to be installed shortly in other towns and routes locally.
The Electric Car Club allows a community full use of a car, making top quality green cars affordable. As car ownership and driving costs go up, car clubs and electricity as a fuel will come into their own in future. This electric car club is the second in Wales and the third in the UK.
The Leaf lives in TYF Adventure’s car park, in the centre of St Davids, where a charge point will shortly be installed. Joining the car club is a bargain at £25 per year, with a £1 charge per hour plus 10p per mile.
70-100 miles on full charge (depending on how your drive/ and how many hills!)
Charge points are available in St Davids (TYF), Haverfordwest (multi storey – free with card- supplied), Carmarthen (Bro Myrddin council site during office hours). Many more being installed now.
You can also charge at any normal home socket, with cable supplied.
Membership fee £25 by standing order yearly
Plus monthly fee £5 (includes 5 hours of use/month) by standing order monthly
Each use: £1 per hour plus £0.10 per mile.
Includes full insurance , AA
Rules for use:
* Drivers need to be 25 years or over, and driving for 2 years.
* Slots can be booked max 3 months in advance, on an online system or by popping into TYF’s booking office, ensuring adhering to fair use policy
Anyone in the St Davids area can join, see facebook.com/ecocitygroup or ask Andy Dixon, Keeley Rose or Jetske Germing [email protected]