Educational EV Green Day Out
Educational EV Green Day Out

Educational EV Green Day Out

Posted by: Mark Chatterley Monday, 21 May 2012.

Fill your brain with knowledge and your car with electrons

The traditional summer day trip is a great way to spend some time while learning something new – this traditional pastime has just become greener in Wales with the Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth installing two electric car Charging Stations.

While you're filling your brain with knowledge you could be filling your car with electrons thanks to Zero Carbon World who donated the Charging Stations to the environmental education centre which demonstrates practical solutions for sustainability.

'We are an education and visitor centre which demonstrates practical solutions for sustainability,' said Jaise Kuriakose, Electrical Engineer at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT). 'We will be providing a free charging facility for visitors at CAT.

'Having a Charging Station at CAT will be in line with our vision of zero carbon Britain 2030. Around 20% of our electricity is generated onsite from our own renewable sources and is topped up from the grid sourced through a 100% renewable electricity supplier. The Charging Stations will enable us to provide zero emission transport to the public in Wales.'

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is an education and visitor centre that demonstrates practical solutions for sustainability. They cover all aspects of green living: environmental building, eco-sanitation, woodland management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and organic growing.

Zero Carbon World donates Charging Stations to the hotel and leisure industry to support the development of a national charging infrastructure and encourage the adoption of electric vehicles.

Each successful Charging Station applicant also joins 'Zero:Net' – the only unrestricted National EV charging network in the country.

Visitors to these Zero:Net location with a plug-in vehicle can now recharge overnight or ‘top up’ their vehicle while enjoying a meal or taking in the great Welsh countryside.

'There are no restrictions to use Zero:Net,' said Kevin Sharpe Founder of Zero Carbon World and Chair of the Trustees. 'You don’t have to be a member, subscribe, pay in advance or use a smart card to access electricity. Wherever EV drivers are, they can recharge while eating, sleeping, working or simply relaxing. We are extremely proud to be creating the UK’s only Open Charging Station Network”.