Electric Car Hire for Peedie House Self-Catering (and other) Guests

We are delighted to continue to offer electric car hire in the 2017 season.

The Peedie House self-catering has a GOLD standard Green Tourism award, and we are anxious to maintain this status and help our environment. Hiring an electric car from us for one or two weeks will:


  • Assist with reducing your carbon emissions during your holiday: our Renault Zoe is 100% electric and releases ZERO EMISSIONS!
  • Be priced competitively against other conventional (fossil fuel) hire cars in Orkney. Prices may vary according to the age and experience of the hirer, but typically will be around £30 per day and is all-inclusive of the Collision Damage Waiver. Most conventional companies in Orkney charge more than this: There’s also no need to buy any fuel – IT’S CHEAPER!
  • Ensure that you don’t use any fossil fuels during your stay with us: the Peedie House is 100% supplied by renewable energy; and your car is 100% electric. IT’S GREEN! Your overnight charging at the Peedie House is free.
  • Not affect your holiday plans in any way since it’s impossible to drive great distances in Orkney, and, in any event, chargers are located throughout the islands. Summer range is typically 80 miles, enough to undertake a return journey to the most distant point in Birsay in West Mainland; or out to the islands via ro-ro ferries.

Our hire vehicle is a medium-sized (5 seats) Renault Zoe, all-electric vehicle, and a Charge Card is present in the vehicle at all times for your free use if necessary for all electric charge points across Orkney. A charging point is located at the Peedie House for your free exclusive use for daily (overnight) charging.

All paperwork is done in advance of your holiday, and we will arrange to meet you from your flight or ferry terminal.

Full training in driving and charging will be given, although the Renault Zoe drives just like a conventional (fully automatic) car.

A list of charging points throughout Orkney may be found on zap map by clicking here.

For booking enquiries please use the booking form here and add ‘car hire’ in the ‘other information’ section.

Steve Sankie with his Electric car pic orkney photographic
Steve Sankey with his Electric Zoe pic orkney photographic
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