To support our carbon reduction pledges we’ve introduced eight new electric Nissan Leafs to our fleet of vehicles.
The vehicles are based at County Hall in Matlock since we already have the vehicle charging infrastructure in place and a large proportion of journeys made by employees in their own cars (known as grey fleet mileage) start and end at County Hall. If this initial pilot is successful, we hope to introduce more electric vehicles at locations across the county.
From 16 March, any employee who needs to make an essential journey from County Hall and back within the working day (7am to 7pm) should use one of the electric pool cars rather than their own vehicle. The exception to this will be when there are no pool cars available for the dates and times that you need one.
This might mean that you can travel from home or another base by cycling, walking, using public transport or in some cases your own car, and then make an onward business journey in a pool car.
If you need to make a journey over 110 miles and a pool car is not available, you must complete a vehicle hire form rather than use your own vehicle.
Please remember to think about whether you really need to make a journey or if there is an alternative to travelling.
Booking a car
To start using the electric pool cars you need to register as a user online. You’ll need your driving licence number and a DVLA licence ‘check code’ which you can get from gov.uk. Once you’ve registered you’ll get a short briefing to demonstrate how to use the cars and then you’ll be able to access the online booking system. There is a user guide that shows how to register and book an electric car attached to the bottom of this page.
Book an electric vehicle
If you have any problems making a booking please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Using an electric pool car
The cars will be based either in the new visitor car park on the lower terrace or in the staff car park near to the electric charging points. They will have been charged overnight and can travel up to 260 miles before needing to be charged again.
A pool car guide will be available soon which includes all the information you will need about using the cars including what to do in the event of a breakdown, accident, fault or damage to the vehicle.
When using the electric pool cars you need to ensure that you follow our health and safety guidance and policies including mobile phone safe use and substance misuse.
Please remember to leave the car in a suitable state for the next user by removing all of your possessions and taking any litter with you.