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GO-EV CAR SHARE

Welcome to GO-EV Car Share, a community car share scheme offering electric vehicles for hire to residents, local and visiting businesses on the Isles of Scilly.

Already Registered? Login and Book here
 

HOW IT WORKS

JOIN

Simply register your details and upload a few documents via the website or app. Full terms and conditions can be found here.

BOOK

Log in to your account on the website or via the app and book a vehicle for the date, time and location you require.

DRIVE

Use the app to unlock the vehicle at the beginning of your booking and you will find the keys inside the glove box.

RETURN

Return the vehicle to your dedicated parking bay. Plug the vehicle back in to the charger, close your booking and lock the vehicle using the app.

WHO IS

ELIGIBLE?

 GO-EV Car Share is available to people who have their residential or business address on the Isles of Scilly.   We will also consider prospective users that are conducting business on the Islands. You will need a smart phone to access our vehicles. Please check you match the full criteria to be covered by our driving insurance.

WHAT DOCUMENTS

DO I NEED?

To provide the best service possible to the community, we must validate your driver account. To do so, during registration you will be asked to supply a photo/scan of several documents proving your identity and your validity to drive.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

Only pay for a vehicle when you need it! Offering an alternative to owning your own vehicle plus you can choose the vehicle type you need. Joining GO-EV Car Share is free.  You just pay for the vehicle rental.

Introductory Price: £4/hr £24/day

Normally: £6/hr £38/day

how do i join the car share?

Registration is quick and simple; you can register on-line or if you prefer you can register via the GO-EV Car share app. We will process your registration within 3 days and you will receive a confirmation email.

where do i get the app?

You will need to download the GO-EV car share app to your mobile to unlock the vehicle, as the keys are kept inside. You can also use the app to register, book and manage your rentals.

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where can i pick up a vehicle?

Vehicles will be available at key locations around the islands.

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WHAT TYPE OF VEHICLES ARE AVAILABLE?

 
NISSAN COMBI COMMERCIAL VAN

Nissan eNV200 VAN Acenta

A great vehicle for moving your bulky items. This van has nearside and offside sliding doors, 60/40 rear doors, roof rack (max load 100kg), full metal bulkhead and full ply-lining. It also has hill start assist and a rear view camera

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NISSAN LEAF HATCHBACK

Nissan Leaf Acenta

This vehicle is perfect family car with plenty of boot space. It has air-con, intelligent emergency braking and pedestrian recognition

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NISSAN COMBI 5 & 7 SEATER VAN

Nissan eNV200 Combi Acenta 7 Seater & a 5 Seater with Wheelchair Access 

A great people carrier for up to 7 people with ISOFIX seats and roof rack (max load 100 kg). It has hill start assist and rear view camera. It can also be configured to have less seats for more luggage space

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GO EV CAR SHARE

Criteria

GO-EV Car Share is available to people who have their residential or business address on the Isles of Scilly. You will also need a smart phone to access our vehicles.  Please check you match the full criteria to be covered by our driving insurance:

 

  • you are a consumer customer and your residential address includes a TR21-TR25; or 

  • you are a commercial customer and your business address includes a TR21-TR25 postcode (although we will also consider prospective users that are conducting business in the Isles of Scilly for the benefit of the Islands, on a case by case basis); and

  • you are aged between 21 and 75;  

  • you have held a valid driving licence for at least 24 months; 

  • you do not have more than 6 points on your driving licence and no more than 3 points per endorsement; 

  • you have not had any major convictions in the past five (5) years.

 

Documents

To provide the best service possible to the community, we must validate your driver account. To do so, during registration you will be asked to supply a photo/scan of several documents proving your identity and your validity to drive.

  • Driving Licence (front and back)

  • A selfie with your driving licence

  • DVLA Licence summary: Your Driving licence summary can be obtained from DVLA online service “Share Driving Licence” (click here). You will need your Driving licence number and your National Insurance number to access this.

  • Proof of address: it must be less than 60 days old, (e.g. a photo/scan of a bank or credit card statement/official letter or a utility bill).

 

Pricing

Only pay for a vehicle when you need it! Offering an alternative to owning your own vehicle plus you can choose the vehicle type you need. Joining GO-EV Car Share is free. You just pay for the vehicle rental.

Introductory Price: £4/hr £24/day

Normally: £6/hr £38/day

Insurance is included.

Only pay for hire time - NO ADDITIONAL PRICE PER MILE

All our vehicles are electric and come charged ready for your use.

Vehicles have a dedicated parking bay where you can park and for long rentals to recharge for free.

See terms and conditions for further details on additional fees.

 

Register

Registration is quick and simple; you can register on-line by clicking the button below or if you prefer you can register via the GO-EV Car share app. We will process your registration within 3 days and you will receive a confirmation email.

 

Download app

You will need to download the GO-EV car share app to your mobile to unlock the vehicle, as the keys are kept inside. You can also use the app to register, book and manage your rentals.

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Locations

Vehicles will be available at key locations around the islands.  

Click on the circles to discover more information about the charging points across the islands.

 
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Innovation of the GO-EV Project

The number of cars on the Isles of Scilly remains relatively high in relation to the tiny adopted road network of under 10 miles.  In a bid to change behaviour away from car ownership and encourage the uptake of electric vehicles, the Council of the Isles of Scilly is delivering the GO-EV project as part of the Smart Islands programme.

The project will see a network of 27 electric vehicle charging points installed across all five islands during 2020, providing a solid infrastructure of electricity grid network connections to support the transition to electric vehicles.  10 charging points will be dedicated to the car share scheme and the remaining chargers will be for general use by those wishing to purchase their own electric vehicles.

As part of the innovation side of the project, the vehicles from the car share will also become part of the electricity network on Scilly, capable of discharging the energy from their batteries to optimise balancing of the grid.  Known as vehicle-to-grid bidirectional charging or V2G for short, the project will help the rest of the UK understand how this type of technology might become part of the electricity grid of the future.  The car share vehicles will also be housed under solar canopies allowing the project to test the optimisation of direct charging of electric vehicles from solar photovoltaic panels.

The project is also hoping to deliver an electric community bus and a network of electric cargo bikes for hire alongside the car share scheme.  The aim is to get as many people as possible walking and cycling with the provision of a bus service as a second option and the car share providing a full complement of mobility options.  The project is managed by the Council of the Isles of Scilly and is being delivered by two project partners: the Isles of Scilly Community Venture and Hitachi Europe Ltd.  The GO-EV project is being funded by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership with £606,000 from the Government's Local Growth Fund and £2.4 million from European Regional Development Fund.

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