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Manchester Met Pool Cars

Manchester Met have acquired five new Nissan Leaf 100% electric vehicles for colleagues to use for work based journeys. This will enable colleagues to leave their own vehicle at home and make use of on-site vehicles to complete work tasks.

The vehicles will also provide a valuable resource to those who do not own a car. These vehicles can comfortably travel 80/110 miles on a single charge so can be used for many city-wide journeys.  Enterprise Car Club are responsible for the management of the vehicles on a day-to-day basis and all bookings should be through their portal as outlined below.

There are five cars available in 3 locations:

  • Oak – MT64 TGV (24kw, 80miles, MMU Union Car Park)
  • Holly – ML16 EJA (30kw, 110 miles, MMU Union Car Park)
  • Maple - MT64 TGX (24kw, 80 miles, Birley Fields MSCP roof)
  • Willow – ML16 CAU (30kw, 110 miles, Birley Fields MSCP roof)
  • Larch – MC16 CKE (30kw, 110 miles, Crewe Campus)

Process

To use the vehicles you will need to be a member of Enterprise Car Club. Applications for a membership are made here.

The process, which involves a full licence check with the DVLA, is short and quick.

A management approval process will need to be completed before your application is complete. Please inform your line manager that they will need to approve this for you before you can proceed. Once, complete, you will receive a membership card to your address within 3-4 days.


The membership card is required to book, access and lock the vehicles so it is essential you have this before attempting to use the vehicles.

Bookings are online via the Enterprise Car Club website.  Once booked, use the membership card to gain access using the reader on the dashboard of the vehicle. The glovebox has the on-board computer stored inside. Enter your PIN number to release the keys and disable the immobiliser. You can then start the vehicle and begin your booking. Once completed, return the keys to the computer and use your membership card to lock the vehicle.

Bookings can be extended beyond your allocated time slot but you must inform Enterprise Car Club if you wish to do this. This will help avoid any issues for the next person booking the vehicles.

Instructions on how to use the Nissan Leaf can be found here

Terms of Use and Fair Use Policy


Vehicles are for business use only.  Private Use of the vehicles is strictly prohibited and there may be disciplinary consequences for any deviation from this policy. Evening and weekend bookings are subject to prior approval from the Travel Team so please get in contact if you have a requirement outside of the working week.

  • The vehicles are currently free to use but it is anticipated that a fixed tariff will be implemented in the coming months.
  • The vehicles are currently parked on the top floor of the Birley Multi Storey Car Park and should always be collected and returned there.
  • As the vehicles are fully electric, it is ESSENTIAL that you return them to charge once you have used them. Instructions and cards required to do this are inside the vehicle or online HERE (Link to http://www.mmu.ac.uk/staff/travel/electric-vehicles/ )
  • Please ensure the vehicle is secured at all times. Especially when ending your booking. If you have any concerns that the vehicle isn’t locking, please contact Enterprise Car Club (0845 330 1234).
  • The employee who makes the booking MUST be the driver. Responsibility for all aspects of the booking will be with the booker. The sharing of membership cards is strictly prohibited.
  • Bookings should not exceed 12 hours in duration without prior approval from the travel team.
  • If a booking requires the vehicle to be kept overnight on non MMU property prior approval is required from the Travel Team.
  • Bookings should not be made more than 3 weeks in advance.
  • If you have made a booking and no longer require a vehicle please cancel the reservation as soon as possible.
  • Continuous reservations should not be made for more than 2 consecutive days without prior approval from the Travel Team
  • Any incidents or damage should be report to both Enterprise Car Club and the MMU Travel Team

Advice


Please ensure you remove all belongings from the vehicle before you end the booking. Once the vehicle is locked with the membership card you cannot regain access without making another booking.
Enterprise Car Club operate a supporting iPhone application that you can make bookings from. Just download from the app store and use your membership number. An android version will be forthcoming.
Please call Enterprise Car Club if you have any problems gaining access or making a booking (0845 330 1234)
If you are using the car over a longer distance, you may find these sites useful for charging points : https://www.zap-map.com/
http://www.ecotricity.co.uk/for-the-road/our-electric-highway
If you need advice in planning these journey’s, please contact the Travel Team on 0161 247 2989 or email evbookings@mmu.ac.uk

Options if the Leaf isn’t available

The current agreement with Enterprise Car Club will also allow colleagues to utilise their fleet of vehicles as an alternative to a hire car. This option should only be used if the Nissan Leaf is unavailable or you feel it cannot complete the task due to the distance.
Hourly Rental Charges including 20% Discount (ex VAT)

 

Hourly

Daily

Small

£3.30

£26.63

Medium

£4.14

£34.66

Large

£4.80

£41.34

7 Seat

£5.46

£48

Small Van

£4.80

£41.34

Large Van

£5.94

£53.30

Mileage rates (ex VAT):

4.16p/mile for electric and Prius Plug-in | 17.5p/mile for small, medium, large & 7 seat cars | 22.5p/mile for vans

The daily rate is the maximum you pay in any 24 hour period, plus the mileage charge

Here is the pricing structure as an example for using a Enterprise Car Club vehicle for a day to Crewe.

Trip example: 0900hrs to 1500hrs Crewe return (64 miles)

 

Hourly

Rental Costs
@ 6 hours

Mileage Costs
Based on 64 miles trip

Total Estimate Trip Costs
Ex VAT

Small

£3.30

£19.80

£11.20

                  £31.00

Medium

£4.14

£24.84

£11.20

                  £36.04

Large

£4.80

£28.80

£11.20

                  £40.00

7 Seat

£5.46

£32.76

£11.20

£43.96

Small Van

£4.80

£28.80

£11.20

£40.00

Large Van

£5.94

£35.64

£11.20

£46.84

Terms and use for these vehicles are as here : https://www.citycarclub.co.uk/legal/terms?nomo=true

There are several key locations in close proximity to the campus enabling booking to take place, including Hulme Street and Archway.

The Future

There may be a nominal charge for bookings going forward to reflect the cost of administering the service. This will be communicated in due course.

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