East Londoners eager to boost their eco-friendly credentials can now hire a pay-as-you-go electric car.

The E-Car Club has set up two locations - in Coborn Road, Bow, and Chrisp Street, Poplar - where those interested in trying out the technology can give it a spin.

Its fleet includes Renault ZOE & Renault Fluence fully electric vehicles, with an average range of 90 miles on a single charge.

They are powered by charge points installed at the two East End collection points as well as facilities at Waitrose Canary Wharf’s car park and across the capital, all of which can be accessed with a charge card.

Rentals cost £5.50 per hour, which includes insurance and fuel and the company said I could save motorists thousands of pounds compared to private car ownership.

Purely-electric vehicles produce zero emissions and are therefore kinder to the environment than petrol or diesel-fuelled motors.