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Queens Cross launch electric car hire scheme

Friday 6 September 2019

Queens Cross Housing Association have launched two new electric vehicles which local residents, tenants and businesses can hire for personal use.Residents in north west Glasgow can hire electric vehicles thanks to the launch of a new scheme.

Two cars have been made available by Queens Cross Housing Association which can be rented by tenants, residents, staff and local businesses for as long or as little as they need.

The project, in partnership with Co-Wheels Car Club, aims to give residents a cheaper alternative to car ownership while experiencing the benefits of electric vehicles.

“We’re delighted to be involved in this scheme and can’t wait to make these electric cars available to the local community,” said chief executive, Shona Stephen.

“This is a great opportunity for our tenants, local residents and businesses to have access to a vehicle without the costs of car ownership.”

The Plugged-in Households Grant is a Scottish Government initiative which supports associations in running electric vehicles for use within the local community.

Eight housing associations across Scotland are to share in the £510,000 investment from the Scottish Government

The fund creates opportunities for affordable zero-emission driving. Based on a car club model, it’s an alternative to owning a vehicle for people who only need one occasionally.

Tony Archer, Co-wheels Car Club Scottish Manager, said: “Not only will this give the local community the chance to access these ultra-low emission vehicles but it also offers an approach to car sharing rather than car ownership which can help reduce congestion and improve air quality.”

Queens Cross residents who are interesting in renting an electric car can get 25% off hire charges on their first 12 months using promo code QUEENSC25.

If you're interested, contact the association on 0808 143 2002 or contactus@qcha.org.uk. 

You can find out more about the scheme at www.co-wheels.org.uk.