New E-vehicles for Pinkery bring Exmoor National Park closer to Carbon Neutral Goals
Exmoor National Park Authority are delighted to welcome delivery of two electric vehicles, for Pinkery Outdoor Learning Centre
Exmoor National Park Authority are delighted to welcome delivery of two electric vehicles.
A Renault Zoe pool car and an electric Citreon 9-seater Space tourer for our Pinkery Outdoor Education Centre.
Dave Huxtable, manager at Pinkery Outdoor Learning Centre said:
“This is great news for Pinkery, both in the pace our carbon neutral plan is moving forward now, but it’s also it’s far more cost efficient. Since the vehicles don’t require combustion engines or servicing, we are saving thousands of pounds a year.”
Decarbonisation plans to power Pinkery sustainably are going from strength to strength, with the installation of a new biomass boiler. This is now complete and will be unveiled in the next few weeks.
“Over the next few months, we will also be increasing our battery provision, making a greener choice for any tools or equipment previously fuelled by fossil fuels.”
CEO of Exmoor National Park Authority Sarah Bryan said:
“This is a real boost to our carbon audit and climate adaptation strategy. The switch to electric vehicles is part of ENPA’s commitment to be net zero by 2030 and means that staff and visitors to Pinkery will be using green travel modes and reducing our carbon emissions.
The solar panels and wind turbine at Pinkery also mean that we will be able to charge the minibus using any excess renewable energy on site.”
This will all help us to continue to provide sustainable inspirational and wellbeing-orientated activities at Pinkery, fostering understanding and connection with our local landscape for generations now and into the future.”