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WWL is Fully Charged....

Newsdate: 16 June 2014

Pictured: Brendan Joynt (Corlett Electrical Ltd), David Evans (Associate Director of Estates and Facilities WWL), Martin Ingram (Edmundson Electrical Ltd), Mark Hogan (Energy Environmental Manager, WWL) and Alan Rigby (Halliwell Jones BMW dealership)Owners of electric vehicles can now park up, plug in and charge for free thanks to the installation of electric chargers. Up to eight vehicles at a time can be charged at any one of the four charging units across the WWL’s sites.

At WWL we endeavour to be a socially responsible organisation. We believe we all have a part to play in protecting the environment and the installation of these car-charging points forms part of the Trust's work in encouraging sustainability. It also demonstrates the Trust's commitment to inspiring people to use greener forms of transport and being as environmentally-friendly as possible.

Mark Hogan, Energy Environmental Manager for the Trust, was keen to develop the idea of electric car-charging points as part of the Trust’s drive to create a more sustainable environment.

Mark stated “There is a huge Government drive to have more electric vehicles on the road to lower the pollutants that are emitted from the exhausts of most common vehicles. By installing the car-chargers, we are playing our part to reduce not just the Trust’s carbon footprint, but also the country’s.”

BMW i3 being charged at the electric vehicle point on the Wigan siteMark continued “The points are available for anyone to use, 24 hours a day and having them here now is in many ways future-proofing the site, as sales of electric vehicles are predicted to rise sharply in coming years." 
 
Our chargers have now joined the Electric Highway – a national network of charge points – making it easier for electric vehicle owners to make long distance journeys. It is hoped that with more charging points being introduced, there will be a reduction in ‘range anxiety’ – the fear of running out of electricity when travelling any serious distances. 

David Evans, Associate Director of Estates and Facilities said: “Sustainability is incredibly important at the Trust. The addition of charging points at WWL fits with the development of the wider regional electric vehicle infrastructure and builds on our aim to expand healthy transport options for all. This project is another example of our commitment to collaborative working.”

Pictured top: Brendan Joynt (Corlett Electrical Ltd), David Evans (Associate Director of Estates and Facilities WWL), Martin Ingram (Edmundson Electrical Ltd), Mark Hogan (Energy Environmental Manager, WWL) and Alan Rigby (Halliwell Jones BMW dealership)

Pictured bottom: A BMW i3 being charged at the electric vehicle point on the Wigan site