There are a few potential hazards to be aware of when using Yoogo Share EVs - mainly because of the fact they are powered by electricity.

While Yoogo Share team members carry out routine safety checks at Yoogo Share hubs, it’s best to keep an eye out for any hazards which may endanger your safety. If you see anything dodgy, please let us know by phoning us immediately on 0800 GO SHARE.

To keep yourself and others safe when collecting, driving, charging and returning Yoogo Share cars, we’ve identified a few things you should be aware of before your drive.

AT YOOGO SHARE HUBS

care Around cables

Take care when plugging and unplugging charging cables - they can be a trip hazard. To minimise the risk of injury for yourself and other drivers, please hang charging cables up tidily when you unplug it from the car, wrapping it around the cable tidy on the side of Yoogo Share charging units.

check cables for damage

There’s a lot of juice running through the charging cables into the cars. If you find a cable that’s been damaged somehow and has any wires exposed, please let us know immediately as there is a risk of electrocution. Do not handle a cable if it’s damaged.

 

WHILE DRIVING

remember, evs are silent

Because EVs are so quiet, extra care needs to be taken around pedestrians and cyclists who can’t see you coming. Always drive nice and slow in car parks and other areas where you’re sharing the road with pedestrians. Drive with your lights on to be extra safe.

Don’t forget the road rules

When you’re driving a Yoogo Share car always follow the road code, be alert and drive to the conditions. If you’re under the influence of alcohol or drugs, don’t even think about getting behind the wheel.

If you have an accident

Stay safe – move the car off the road if possible.

  1. Call 111 Emergency Services immediately if anyone is injured.

  2. Call us on 0800 GO SHARE (0800 467 4273) and we’ll get you sorted straight away.

  3. Ask for contact details of the other driver(s) and note licence plate number(s).

  4. Take photos of the damage.

If you breakdown

Call us on 0800 GO SHARE (0800 467 4273) and we’ll get you sorted straight away.

What we're doing to PROMOTE SAFE DRIVING

At Yoogo Share we believe we have a responsibility to do our part in making kiwi roads safer for all drivers. Things we’re doing to support safe driving:

  • Safe driving policies & driver checks

  • Driver behaviour tracking

  • 5-star ANCAP rated vehicles only

  • Free driver training sessions

Find out more about what we’re doing to keep drivers safe on kiwi roads here

 

WHEN CHARGING

charging up at home

Only use Type 2 to 3-pin charging cables provided in the boot of Yoogo Share to charge up at home, and should only be plugged into safe power outlets. Use of extension cables, multi-plugs or travel adapters is a no-no - they pose a danger of electrocution,

Charging on the road

If you’re using a public charger, keep an eye out for any damage to cables or plugs that might give you a zap. Give the providers of the charging station a heads-up that something isn’t right.