YHI PROUD TO BE FOUNDATION PARTNER OF YOOGO SHARE
The largest 100 per cent electric car-sharing scheme in the Southern Hemisphere has been wheeled out in February.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern helped launch the Yoogo Share initiative that has been adopted by Christchurch City Council and will put a pure EV fleet of 100 cars, 10 hubs and 100 chargers around the rebuilding city.
Twelve key businesses with 3000 drivers are already working with the Yoogo Share cars, and removing 115 combustion engine vehicles from their fleets. Membership will open to private users this month. Users can pick up a car at a Yoogo Share hub and, when finished, drop it back and plug it in to charge. Yoogo chief executive David Jenkinson said the technology is a cost-effective alternative to company cars, rental cars, taxis and even private ownership. “Imagine landing at Christchurch airport on business, just one minute walk to your Yoogo Share car, which you access via your membership card or phone. At less than $15 an hour to drive a new BMW i3 or Hyundai Ioniq – it’s a no brainer,” he said.
“While electric vehicles are increasing in popularity, they can be challenging to adopt because of the extra cost of the vehicles, not to mention costs for chargers and installation. Sharing is a great way to enable the benefits of an EV without the hassle or cost.”
Yoogo Share has elected Rolec and Delta EV Supply equipment to form their charging network, with fifty one Rolec Autocharge stations and two Delta DC Wallboxes installed throughout the network in stage one of the project. YHI was proud to be recognised as a foundation partner at the Yoogo Share launch held in Christchurch on February 16 and looks forward to following the success of the initiative as it develops further.
Source: nzherald.co.nz. Find out more at yoogo.co.nz.