THE SCILLY CART CO., PORTHMELLON, ST. MARY'S, ISLES OF SCILLY, TR21 0JY
T: 01720 422121
E: MAIL@SCILLYCART.CO

Using the Cart

Can the carts be used in the evening in reduced light/ semi darkness?

The carts do have lights to enable the vehicle to be seen by other road users.

The carts do have lights to enable the vehicle to be seen by other road users.

Posted 6 years ago

Is the cart easy to drive?

Yes – 2 pedals only: one to go the other one to stop

Yes – 2 pedals only: one to go the other one to stop

Posted 6 years ago

How fast will the cart go?

Fast enough for the type of vehicle, 12mph

Fast enough for the type of vehicle, 12mph

Posted 6 years ago

Where is the handbrake?

There is a park brake on top of the foot brake (with the exception of the 8 seater cart where…

There is a park brake on top of the foot brake (with the exception of the 8 seater cart where it is between the front seats, similar to a car)

Posted 6 years ago

Where can I drive the cart?

On the solid yellow road shown on the map, not down the quay, bridal paths or footpaths or on any…

On the solid yellow road shown on the map, not down the quay, bridal paths or footpaths or on any beach

Posted 6 years ago

How long will the batteries last?

20 miles, 3 times round the island or 1.5 to 2 hours continual run time

20 miles, 3 times round the island or 1.5 to 2 hours continual run time

Posted 6 years ago

What happens if the battery runs out if we hire it for a whole day and do lots of driving?

The run time on the batteries is up to 2 hours. That equates to 20-25 miles which, when you consider…

The run time on the batteries is up to 2 hours. That equates to 20-25 miles which, when you consider the size of the island, is a lot! There is a hour meter on every cart so you can see how long you have been driving. No one has ever run out of battery - the average use is 1.5 hours. Should it ever happen, Island Carriers can recover your cart back to us (for a fee of £25).

Posted 6 years ago

How long do the batteries take to charge?

They are plugged in at the end of a day and unplugged in the morning

They are plugged in at the end of a day and unplugged in the morning

Posted 6 years ago

What happens if we break down?

Telephone our garage, and we will come out to you

Telephone our garage, and we will come out to you

Posted 6 years ago

What happens if I have a puncture?

Telephone our garage and we will come out to you

Telephone our garage and we will come out to you

Posted 6 years ago

Do the carts have side screens?

No, the carts only have a roof

No, the carts only have a roof

Posted 6 years ago

Can I have the cart overnight?

The cart hire runs from 9am to 5:30pm in one day unless you hire the cart for more than one…

The cart hire runs from 9am to 5:30pm in one day unless you hire the cart for more than one day.

Posted 6 years ago

Is there room on a two-seater to stow a camera bag or rucksack?

Yes, on the two seater, there is a basket behind the seat that could hold a camera bag or rucksack.…

Yes, on the two seater, there is a basket behind the seat that could hold a camera bag or rucksack.

Also, on the cart there are two cubby holes in the dashboard that can hold small items

Posted 6 years ago

Is it OK to park the cart, go for a walk, and then return to it later in the day?

Absolutely! As long as you park the cart in an acceptable place (legally parked on the road or in a…

Absolutely! As long as you park the cart in an acceptable place (legally parked on the road or in a car park), you can leave it for as long as you want.

Posted 6 years ago