Low-emission hybrids added to Scottish Highlands MaaS project

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The Scottish Highlands and Islands Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) project is expanding, with the introduction of low-emission hybrid electric cars to the Go-Hi app.

Enterprise Car Club will add four Toyota Yaris and four Hyundai Ioniq cars to the MaaS platform, with the low-emission vehicles parked in dedicated bays close to other transport modes.

According to the project, the vehicles will enable people to use Go-Hi to book and plan travel easily for those parts of a trip that are only possible by car, making onward journeys even simpler for locals, business travellers and visitors alike.

Enterprise is one of the founding partners in Go-Hi, which launched in June and received additional funding in July from the Scottish government’s MaaS Investment Fund to improve access to transport across Scotland.

In Fort William there will be two cars available, an additional two vehicles will be parked in Aviemore, and the remaining cars will serve Ullapool, Kyle of Localsh, Scrabster Ferry Terminal and Wick Airport.

The Go-Hi Maas project will now enable users of the app to hire low emission hybrid electric vehicles from locations across the Highlands and Islands

“We’re delighted to add these car club vehicles, which are an important step in creating ‘mobility hubs’ around existing transport services in the Highlands and Islands,” Enterprise business rental sales manager for Scotland, Murray McAdam, said.

“Local residents, business travellers and tourists alike can now quickly switch to a rental vehicle after taking a train, ferry, bus or plane, making their onward journey much more straightforward, especially to places that can only be accessed by car.

“We are actively facilitating access to electric and hybrid vehicles as part of the regular Enterprise fleet. Many of our cars are plug-in or hybrid to offer more choice and enable drivers to keep an eye on their carbon footprint as they travel.”

Enterprise Car Club now has 260 low-emission on-street vehicles across 18 towns, cities and communities across Scotland. The company said it provides automated, on-demand rental by the hour or day.

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