MORE electric vehicles have been introduced onto Oxford's streets by a car-sharing club.

Co-Wheels has rolled out 10 BMW i3s which are now available for members to use across the city.

The pay-as-you-go scheme allows people to pick up cars from parking bays and has recently been expanding into the north of the city.

Co-Wheels said the latest roll-out means that people in Oxford now have more opportunity to make their journeys in a zero-emission car than anywhere else in the country.

Some existing bays have been switched from petrol to electric but there are also new on-street EV locations in Jericho and West Oxford.

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It's part of Go Ultra Low Oxford, a government funded project run by Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council aimed at providing more electric car charging points.

Richard Falconer, director of Co-wheels, said: “Co-wheels was the first UK car club to introduce electric cars and this is one of our biggest rolls out of EVs to date.

“On top of the three existing car club EVs in the city this means Oxford has now taken the lead with more shared electric vehicles per head of population than any other UK city we know of. Which means that even if you don’t own an EV in Oxford you can still go zero emissions."