Carwen the Electric Vehicle

Partneriaeth Ogwen recently made a successful application to Arloesi Gwynedd Wledig, an EU funded project delivered by Menter Môn, to fund a community electric vehicle (EV) until November 2020. The Nissan LEAF – ‘Carwen’ will be available to hour per hour or per day and our intention is to use Ynni Ogwen’s renewable green energy to charge the car. The main aims of the project are to;

  • Increase awareness of electric vehicles and promote use of a community vehicle
  • To help individuals that can’t drive to access medical appointments and social activities.

The Car.

‘Carwen’ is a 40kWh Nissan LEAF with 5 doors, 5 seats and a good amount of boot space. ‘Carwen’ has an average range of 110-150 miles per charge, depending on driving style and conditions. ‘Carwen’ has a parking space with electric charge point outside Bethesda Community Library and this is where you will collect and return the vehicle

How to book a car

The cars are being managed through Co-wheels Car Club. Co-wheels is a social enterprise whose primary focus is to help their members to save money, reduce car ownership and create a cleaner environment by making lower impact transport options available to everyone.

Users will need to register with Co-wheels (£5 with our promotion code). You will then be sent a smartcard that you will need to access the car whenever you book it out, so please register in plenty of time before you want to make your first booking.

Use promotion code AGW20 when registering.

This gives a £20 registration discount (making it £5 to register) and waives the £5 monthly minimum spend.

  1. Register with Co-wheels via this link using the AGW20 promotion code
  2. Set up your driver profile (you will need your National Insurance Number and a driving license check code
  3. Your details will be verified
  4. Receive your membership pack with a smartcard
  5. Book ‘Carwen’

Co-wheels provides insurance cover, breakdown cover and a 24hr user helpline. Full details, (including excess), terms and conditions are on their website.

Hire prices

Hour - £3

Overnight* - £6

Day** - £21

Per mile - Free


**Any 24hr period

‘Carwen’ has a different price to other Co-wheels Car Club cars. If you book other Co-wheels cars, different prices will apply.

Community Use

The car will be available to help individuals who can’t drive to reach medical appointments and social activities. If you are interested in this service or if you would like to volunteer as a driver to help us with this project, please contact us at or 01248602131.

Further Information

For further details about the project please visit



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