Go Low – a fast expanding Community Interest Company (CIC), with Department for Transport funding – has just taken delivery of 12 Citroën C-Zero electric cars from City Motors, Bristol. Go Low is using the 100% electric, zero emissions Citroën C-Zero cars as part of a unique service it has developed with the support of Bristol City Council.
Users of the low emission service will include public sector organisations in the area. Funding is available to support the installation of charging points at a number of sites around Bristol where the C-Zeros will be based and access to other points will be allowed through the Source West electric charging initiative.
Customers book Go Low’s C-Zero cars on-line and can see where available cars are at the time required. In addition to being available to customer staff for work, the cars are also available for private use in the evening or at weekends – maximising the usage of this clean, ‘green’ transport.
Pierre Fox, Go Low Director, explains; “Go Low is committed to improving the efficiency and reducing the cost and environmental impact of the pool car operations of public and private sector organisations. The Citroën C-Zero electric car is ideal for our Bristol operation in that it is a roomy, well equipped 5-door city car with excellent range and performance. We expect that Go Low will be expanding the number of C-Zeros it operates, both in Bristol and at our other locations.”
The Go Low order for 12 Citroën C-Zeros – one of the largest placed to date for this model – has been supplied by Citroën Business Centre, City Motors, through GKL Westward Leasing and will be operated on three year, 30,000-mile Citroën Contract Motoring contract hire agreements.
Set up earlier this year, Go Low – an innovative social enterprise working in partnership with the national Co-Wheels car club – provides sustainable fleet management services for NHS, public sector organisations and private sector businesses. Go Low already has a fleet of some 200 vehicles ranging from electric bicycles through to low emissions city cars, based at approaching 50 locations throughout the UK. It expects to double its fleet size over the next 12 months and considerably expand the number of its operational locations. See website golow.org.uk for more information.