Dinefwr Electric Car Club
Ynni Sir Gâr are very excited to be working with partners at TrydaNi and Community Energy Wales to develop a project to establish an electric community car club in the Dinefwr area. The purpose of the club is to offer an affordable option for local people to travel more sustainably, where public Transport is not convenient, or active travel impossible. The aim is also to encourage households with more than one car, to consider using the car club as their second car when needed (in the process contributing to taking carbon emitting cars off our roads).
The car is for your use, so join the Dinefwr club!
Contact Sioned from Ynni Sir Gâr to hear more and to go about becoming a member. You can also read more about the project on the TrydaNi website here.
At the moment, the car is at the Castle Car Park in Llandovery. Carmarthenshire Council have been kind enough to allow us to keep the car here until the end of the summer, so if you’d like a go, contract us. To give an idea of costs, have a look at our example travel costs here.
This project has been funded by the National Lottery.
Below are a few examples of inclusive costs for a variety of trips made using the Dinefwr Car Club that all begin and end in Llandovery Castle Car Park. The costings do not include the cost of charging (note, there are some places where you can charge for free, e.g., National Trust properties, some cafes and pubs etc – see ‘Zap Map‘ for charging points). If you book a car for more than 150 miles, you will receive a 10p per mile discount.
Example 1: A quick coffee in Myddfai
7.6miles, 2hrs rental
2hrs x £1.00 = £2.00
7.6miles x £0.25p = £1.90
Plus, a fixed booking fee of £2.50 makes the grand total £6.40
Example 2: A hospital appointment in Carmarthen
51.8miles, 4hrs rental
4hrs x £1.00 = £4.00
51.8miles x £0.25p = £12.95
Plus, a fixed booking fee of £2.50 makes the grand total £19.45
Example 3: A day out in Brecon
41.8miles, 6hrs rental
6hrs x £1.00 = £6.00
41.8miles x £0.25p = £10.45
Plus, a fixed booking fee of £2.50 makes the grand total £18.95
Example 4: A cinema trip to Swansea
72.2miles, 5hrs rental
5hrs x £1.00 = £5.00
72.2miles x £0.25p = £18.05
Plus, a fixed booking fee of £2.50 makes the grand total £25.55
Example 5: A day out by the sea in Penbryn Beach, Ceredigion
80.8miles, 9hrs rental
9hrs x £1.00 = £9.00
80.8miles x £0.25p = £20.20
Plus, a fixed booking fee of £2.50 makes the grand total £31.70
Example 6: A School reunion in Aberystwyth
90.2miles, 48hrs rental
48hrs x £1.00 = £48.00
90.2miles x £0.25p = £22.55
Plus, a fixed booking fee of £2.50 makes the grand total £73.05
Example 7: A long weekend visiting family in Cardiff
110.4miles, 72hrs (3day) rental
72hrs x £1.00 = £72.00
110.4miles x £0.25p = £27.60
Plus, a fixed booking fee of £2.50 makes the grand total £102.10
Example 8: A week holiday in Dolgellau, Eryri (Snowdonia)
165.6miles, 168hrs (7days) rental
168hrs x £1.00 = £168.00
150 miles x £0.25p = £37.50
15.6miles x £0.15* = £2.34 (*mileage discounted)
Plus, a fixed booking fee of £2.50 makes the grand total £210.34