GoCar has announced that the carsharing company is adding five new Renault ZOE Z.E. 40 electric cars to their fleet.
The expansion of the GoElectric fleet gives GoCar members the chance to drive the Renault ZOE Z.E. 40 with a battery that provides a 400km official NEDC. In real world terms, users can expect 300km in summer and 200km in cold winter weather.
The once-off joining fee for GoCar is €10, with no further subscription fees. The GoElectric ZOE costs €8 per hour. Any distance driven over 50km is charged at 50c per km. The Renault ZOE is a suitable EV for GoCar customers whose journeys include visiting friends or family, weekly shopping, work meetings, and day trips out of the city.
ZOE Z.E. 40 is the only EV that can charge at 22kW at all 1,200 ESB eCars standard AC charging points. This allows ZOE to add 75km of summer range in just 30 minutes, or a full charge in about 2½ hours.
GoCar is Ireland’s largest carsharing operator, with over 300 vehicles across 200 locations, and has over 15,000 members. GoCar first launched its GoElectric fleet in October 2016 and since then over 800 customers have chosen an EV to drive.
After reviewing the most popular locations, GoElectric vehicles will be located near public charge points, using these points when they need to be charged, and parking in regular spaces when they’re fully charged.
With hourly pay as you go driving and no subscription charges, GoCar is ideal for people or organisations who only need occasional access to a car but don’t want to own one or families who need a second car sometimes.
Patrick Magee, Country Operations Director, Renault Group Ireland: “Renault Group is very committed to the electric vehicle in Ireland and in Europe where our models are the best sellers, with ZOE still Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle. We are delighted to work with GoCar again, this time with EVs, and look forward to seeing the uptake on drives in Dublin. It’s a great awareness building exercise and will bring EV driving and its benefits to an audience who don’t own a vehicle yet like the option of having one when they need it. ZOE is the ideal urban car, but with an exceptional range that can allow the driver to move out of the city and drive much further afield, if they so wish”.
Colm Brady, Managing Director, GoCar: “GoCar are delighted to expand our electric vehicle offering with the addition of the Renault ZOE. EVs have been extremely popular with our members since their introduction, with over 800 GoCar members driving an electric car since we first introduced them in October 2016.”
GoCar users can book cars online or via the app, then unlock with their phone or GoCard; the keys are in the car, with fuel, insurance and city parking all included.