Drivers in and around Windsor are being offered the chance to try out a new electric car for free.

Royal Borough residents will be able to borrow an electric vehicle for up to six months after the council came to an agreement with the company Connected Kerb.

The trial will be available to drivers aged 25 to 65 with a good safety record and will be completely free.

Cllr David Coppinger, the Royal Borough's lead member for planning and health including sustainability, said: “By 2040 all new vehicles will have to be emission free. By giving our residents a chance to trial this technology now, we are preparing them and our borough for the future.

“Ensuring we have the right infrastructure for EVs now and in the future is vital. This trial will allow us to see how a charging solution of this kind could work for Royal Borough residents.”

Trial participants will be able to choose between two cars - a Renault Zoe R110, a supermini, or a Hyundai IONIQ, a family sized hatchback - ensuring there will be a car to suit most residents.

As well as a trial of the electric cars, Connected Kerb will install five kerbside “drive-up” electric vehicle charging points in Alma Road, Windsor. The charging points will be available to those participating in the trial and existing EV drivers and will be free to use provisionally.

The charge points will be integrated into signposts, bollards and 'Armadillo' units.

You must be between 25 and 65 to take part in the trial with no recent bans and an 'automatic' license. There is a 1,000 mile a month limit.

Contact to register your interest.