Two new community electric cars have taken to the road in rural parts of Gwynedd.
A new scheme has been launched, aimed at improving transport links for residents in and around Bethesda and Abergynolwyn. People can book one of two cars to use when buses, trains or taxis aren’t available or cost too much.
The group behind the scheme, Arloesi Gwynedd Wledig, say the community cars will make it easier for anyone to get around for job interviews or hospital appointments or just to do the shopping.
A number of similar schemes are also running across Wales.
Neil Lewis, Renew Wales co-ordinator, said: ”Shared ownership of electric vehicles can make a huge difference to Welsh communities. Lowering the cost of transport, improving the convenience whilst combating the climate emergency.”
”Electric vehicles are also great to drive. Wait until you feel the torque. As people get an opportunity to experience the joy of EV motoring they will be encouraged to leave diesel/petrol in the past where they will soon belong.”
The scheme, funded by the Welsh Government, the Nuclear Development Agency and Gwynedd County Council, was launched last weekend.
The two cars, named Carwyn and Carwen, will be based at the Dyffryn Ogwen community library in Bethesda and at the community centre in Abergynolwyn.