Poole council offers electric car-sharing scheme

Car-sharing clubs are becoming ever more popular in the UK. As the cost of motoring rises, there's a real appeal to 'pay-as-you-go' motoring – and now, residents of Poole can hire one of three electric cars – but only when the city council isn't using them.

The three Nissan Leaf EVs will only be available outside of council working hours 8am-6pm, Monday-Friday, when they'll be used by council staff for business purposes. Outside of these hours, and on public holidays, they can be rented by members of the public for personal use.