To make it simple and easy for you to travel in a greener more sustainable way, we are making improvements to our electric vehicle infrastructure.
'Watford Car Club' to provide convenient, flexible and cost-effective solution in 2024
Car clubs offer car hire by the hour or by the day, enabling individuals and organisations access to a vehicle without the need for ownership and on an as-needed basis. They are great for people who don’t want to incur the high costs associated with car ownership.
All the vehicles in Watford that are located at convenient on-street locations will be fully electric. The scheme will be further enhanced by the availability of low-emission vehicles on local developed sites and possible future locations.
A market leader, Enterprise Car Club will deliver the service in Watford. For more information on the car club, locations and how to join, please visit the Enterprise Car Club website.
EV charging points across the town
The council have brought the total number of EV charging points to 102 (dual) in Watford to significantly improve the accessibility and convenience of EV charging for both residents and visitors alike.
This move will also encourage the uptake of EVs and you can view a map of all of our electric vehicle charging points in Watford provided by the council. You can request an Electric Vehicle Charging Point to be placed near your house.
E-Bikes with Beryl
There are over 100 e-bikes available through the town, which can be differentiated from the standard Beryl Bikes through an electrified symbol that is visible on the bike and bay icons in-app. The local Beryl operations team use a battery swapping process to ensure the e-bikes are charged and ready for use.
Beryl’s e-Bikes have a centre mount pedal assist, ensuring a lower centre of gravity in the bike which provides a safer and more enjoyable riding experience. The electric assist of the Beryl e-Bike is capped at a max speed of 15.5mph (24.9kmph) in accordance with UK law.
Other useful E-transport information
- Apply for a discount on the price of brand new low-emission vehicles through a grant the government gives to vehicle dealerships and manufacturers
- Businesses (including local licensed taxi drivers) may also qualify for grants to switch to greener low-emission vehicles
- Green number plates - Make it easier to identify zero-emission vehicles, helping council's put in place new policies to incentivise people to own and drive them