London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham: Shared Electric Vehicle Scheme
Number of Project Partners: 2
London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham’s Shared Electric Vehicle (EV) Scheme is in collaboration with Zipcar, aiming to help businesses in the local area save costs and reduce emissions whilst contributing to better air quality.
Through the project, two EV schemes have started in Fulham Broadway and Shepherds Bush:
- The shared EV in Fulham was launched as part of CRP’s Defra-funded Clean Air Villages 2
- The Shepherds Bush shared EV was launched from engagement and project delivery as part of the Defra-funded Clean Air Villages 3(CAV3) programme. CRP conducted engagement and coordinated the launch of this scheme in collaboration with the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and Zipcar, following the end of CAV3. CRP supported the borough on business engagement for the shared EV in Shepherds Bush until 31st March 2022. The free, shared EV will remain there until December 2022.
The shared electric van can be hired, for free, by any business located within London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, and replaces deliveries which would previously have been completed with petrol or diesel vehicles. During the three months that CRP did business engagement for the Shepherd’s Bush EV, 11 businesses signed up, driving a total of 575 miles and saving 148.8kg of CO2.
By also allowing businesses to try an electric van cost and commitment free, the project aims to answer questions and dispel doubts for businesses about switching to EV. It also promotes the benefits of vehicle sharing schemes as a method to reduce the amount of vehicles on London’s roads.
‘The initiative has been a massive help to our small business. It has given us the flexibility to meet customer needs and help the local community. The sign-up process was easy and fast. The van being electric allows us to support the environment, especially biodiversity, which matters more than ever in this day and age.’ Ali, Avery & Hunt (participating business)