Last month our first electric cars arrived, to be used by two communities as shared vehicles. The cars allow fewer surplus cars, and more access to a car for less money. The booking system also encourages lift-sharing which is another big step to greener motoring.
Electric cars are truly green if they are well made and powered by renewables, and surplus renewable output most of the time. Ours are powered mainly by renewables either directly from our PV and wind turbine or indirectly through a green electricity supplier. We are leasing Nissan Leafs, the project is the start of a road of discovery, and is quite innovative.