24 January 2018

GoCar expands EV fleet with Renault

The GoCar car sharing operation in Dublin has added five new Renault Zoe ZE 40 cars to its fleet, writes Trish Whelan.

This expands an EV fleet established by GoCar in 2016.

The cars will be located on streets where there are charging stations, and can be rented by the hour by GoCar members. The rate is €8 per hour, including a trip distance of 50km. Further distances are charged at 50c/km.

Renault Ireland's country manager Paddy Magee noted that his company already has standard Clio cars as part of the total CoCar fleet and that he is delighted to be working again with the car-share provider, this time with electric vehicles.

"Zoe is the ideal urban car, but with an exceptional range that allows the user to move much further afield and drive out of the city if they so wish," he says.

He's pictured here with Colm Brady, MD of GoCar, who says the inclusion of vehicles like the Zoe offers an opportunity 'for both individuals and business customers to access EVs without having to own one'.

GoCar has more than 300 vehicles across 200 locations in Ireland, and has a current membership of over 15,000.