UK’s Go Low car sharing service has just taken delivery of 12 Citroën C-Zero electric cars.
Go Low – a UK company which describes itself as a fast expanding Community Interest Company (CIC), with Department for Transport funding – says it is using the 100-percent electric Citroën C-Zero cars as part of a unique service it has developed with the support of Bristol City Council.
The Citroën C-Zero is essentially a Mitsubishi i-MiEV wearing the French manufacturer’s logo.
Go Low says users of the low emission service will include public sector organizations in the area. Funding is available to support the installation of charging points at a number of sites around Bristol where the C-Zeros will be based and access to other points will be allowed through the Source West electric charging initiative.
Customers will book Go Low’s C-Zero cars on-line and can see where available cars are at the time required. In addition to being available to customer staff for work, the cars are also available for private use in the evening or at weekends – maximizing the usage of these vehicles.
Pierre Fox, Go Low Director, explains; “Go Low is committed to improving the efficiency and reducing the cost and environmental impact of the pool car operations of public and private sector organizations. The Citroën C-Zero electric car is ideal for our Bristol operation in that it is a roomy, well equipped 5-door city car with excellent range and performance. We expect that Go Low will be expanding the number of C-Zeros it operates, both in Bristol and at our other locations.”
The Go Low order for 12 Citroën C-Zeros – one of the largest placed to date for this model – will be operated on a three year, 30,000-mile Citroën Contract Motoring lease agreement.
Set up earlier this year, Go Low says it provides sustainable fleet management services for NHS, public sector organizations and private sector businesses.
Go Low already has a fleet of some 200 vehicles ranging from electric bicycles through to low emissions city cars, based at approaching 50 locations throughout the UK. It expects to double its fleet size over the next 12 months and considerably expand the number of its operational locations.