Twizy electric rental car
Current Vehicles offers a fleet of electric cars available at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club. Four-wheeled and enclosed, the vehicles provide an excellent alternative to the iconic Bermuda scooter. Current’s Renault Twizy is a two-seat, tandem-style microcar with a range of 55+ miles (88km) per charge. The Twizy is small – just under four feet wide – but that means it can nimbly navigate Bermuda’s roads. Keeping your vehicle charged is no problem. You can charge up at the Hamilton Princess or at various “Oasis Points” around the island. Charges are included in the rental fee.
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Tazzari electric rental car
Bermuda Rental Car’s Tazzari is a two-passenger enclosed electric car with AC, large windows and a range of 43-miles (70km) per charge. Made in Italy, the Tazzari is as stylish as zero-emissions vehicles come, with several eye-catching colours to choose from and a futuristic design. With side-by-side seating, it’s perfect for couples who want a romantic drive around the island. Bermuda Rental Car also offers another slightly smaller electric vehicle. The Anaig Quick seats two passengers and boasts a similar range to the Tazzari. Its compact size makes it easy to navigate Bermuda’s roads.
Bermi electric rental car
Localmotion’s Bermis are kitted out with air conditioning, Bluetooth for smartphones and a panoramic sunroof – perfect for taking in all those spectacular Bermuda views. Fully electric, these stylish vehicles allow drivers to travel quickly, quietly and swiftly, with a range of almost 100 miles (160km). Bermis come equipped with a powerful lithium battery, which is easily recharged through any 110V socket.
Hummer HXT from Rugged Rentals
Looking for something a little more muscular? Rugged Rentals now has a fleet of electric minicar Hummer HXTs available for rent in Bermuda. With a range of 70 to 90 miles per charge, these vehicles are sturdy, spacious and – yes – rugged. The Hummer HXTs feature side-by-side leather seating, a Pioneer brand radio with auxiliary jack for your road trip soundtrack, a removable canvas top, a lithium-ion battery, and an eco-drive feature to limit battery usage and speed.
Bermuda Driving Tips
On Bermudian roads, motorists drive on the left (UK-style).
The maximum speed is 22 miles per hour / 35 kilometres per hour.
On all Bermuda roads, bicycles and scooters have the same road rights.
Always wear your seatbelt when driving.
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Cars belonging to tourists could be banned from some parts of the Lake and Peak Districts to tackle congestion under new plans drawn up by bosses.
More than 90 per cent of the Lake District's 19 million annual visitors arrive by car and the spot's top official says the tourist spot has reached 'peak car'.
Richard Leafe, the chief executive of the Lake District national park, is now planning a shift to more 'sustainable travel' with some of the more popular valleys closed to cars during peak season.
Popular locations Great Langdale, which includes Bowfell and the Crinkle Crags, and Wasdale are being considered for the 'car-free' scheme.
Access to the valleys would be retained for residents, buses and bikes and walkers.
Meanwhile, in the Peak District, park chief executive Sarah Fowler said that car-free days were 'a really interesting concept' she was keen to explore.
Bosses also want to trial an on-demand bus service to encourage visitors to leave their car at home.
Lake District bosses are now planning a shift to more 'sustainable travel' by banning tourist cars (file photo)
Meanwhile, in the Peak District, chief executive Sarah Fowler also said that car-free days were 'a really interesting concept' she was keen to explore
The park's Chief executive described the scheme as 'Uber but on a bus scale'.
Discussing a potential ban on tourist cars, Richard Leafe, the chief executive of the Lake District national park, told the Guardian: 'It feels like we are at peak car. I want to see less reliance on it into the future.
'It cannot go on getting worse otherwise it really will become too much to handle in our national parks. We need to see a shift to more sustainable travel.'
However, the LDNP has also come under fire for granting planning permission for ever-bigger car parks.
Officials says the new car parks will stop 'fly parking' in hotspots, but they have drawn the ire of locals who said the new car parks would cause climate and congestion issues, as well as disturb bats.
With lockdown and restrictions curtailing travel, staycations have risen in popularity over the past year, with the Lake District one of the most sought after destinations.
In August, a charity warned that staycationers flocking to the Lake District have caused unprecedented damage to its paths and hillsides.
A 'huge increase in footfall' has scarred the area beloved of Wordsworth and other Romantic poets, said Fix The Fells.
It has spent £10million on repairing paths and erosion in the Cumbrian national park since being set up 20 years ago.
Ranger Pete Entwistle said more holidaymakers were 'a good thing because people get to see what they have in this country, they see what needs protecting.
'But if this was to continue with the numbers we're getting now, I can see us having an awful lot more work in the future.'
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