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Electric Car Day showcases sustainable future for Discovery Park

Posted on 11/08/16

The latest in electric car technology was on display at an eco-driven event held at Discovery Park with on-site staff and members of the public able to get a taste of the electric car revolution.

The Electric Vehicle Demonstration Day took place in the Gateway Courtyard with TESLA, BMW, Nissan, Lexus and Renault among the leading manufacturers taking part.

As well as being able to enjoy a test drive of the current generation of vehicles there was charging advice and information on grants available to those who switch electric.

Paul Fullbrook, Energy Manager with Parkserve at Discovery Park, said:

“The event, was aimed at encouraging increased sustainability – both for people working on site, but the wider public too.

“There is a noticeable move towards electric drive vehicles in the UK, with the technology moving forwards rapidly.

“Our event showed that the latest models are now a viable alternative to traditional petrol and diesel vehicles. They are also better for the environment.”

The event is part of an overall strategy to increase the sustainability of Discovery Park. The event coincided with the official go-ahead for £160m of investment in a renewable energy biomass plant, set to provide greener power and energy for the site from Summer 2018. Paul, added:

“This site already does all it can to think green from recycling and energy savings to the rapid electric car charging point outside the Discovery Park House building on the Ramsgate Road, Sandwich.

“It’s an environmentally friendly ethos that has already ensured the site has been able to take steps to reduce its carbon footprint by more than 1,500 tonnes since October last year.”

“We are always exploring potential improvements to improve our sustainability on site and events like this, and the new biomass facility, are part of our ongoing drive to think and act green in all we do.”

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