GreenWood Forest Park, North Wales’ leading eco – family attraction had a visit from a very apt car on Monday 6th August, which was run completely off electric.
The electric car was making a journey around Snowdonia with a local family to show how easy it is to be more eco- friendly.
The car which started its journey in Liverpool on Sunday evening was brought to the area by Renault salesman David Kirkby. David drove the car to Betws-y-Coed, to Bryn Bella Guest House, an award winning B&B for its green credentials. At Bryn Bella he was able to charge the car with their newly installed two Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations, donated by Zero Carbon World.
After an evening of charge David was then able to take young family, Rachel, Richard and Maggie Brady (15 months) on a trip around Snowdonia in this innovative, state of the art car. As well as the family, Mark Edwards, owner of Bryn Bella and organizer of the trip came along for the ride.
The journey took the car from Betws-y-Coed, through to Llanberis and onto Caernarfon filming the stops on their way, before stopping off at GreenWood Forest Park for lunch. Owners of GreenWood Forest Park, Andrea and Stephen Bristow were very keen to hear about the mechanics of the car and to hear from Mark Edwards about the installation of the charging points.Mark Edwards said: “Bryn Bella’s two electric charge points are going to open up a new chapter in green travel and tourism in North Wales. They fill in a big gap in the map of northern Snowdonia by making holidays fully accessible to electric vehicle owners”
Like Mark and Joan of Bryn Bella Guest House, Andrea and Stephen have always been passionate about the environment and ever since they opened in 1993, being environmentally friendly has always been their mission. Just a few of the ways they help the environment are; by using biodegradable food and drink containers, their cooking oil is processed into biodiesel, their cardboard goes to an Anglesey company for recycling, they recycle all the office waste paper and they have planted an average of over 500 trees each year since opening, the total number to date is over 10,000 trees. They also harvest 130 cubic metres of rainwater each year and use it for flushing toilets.
Stephen Bristow, GreenWood’s Managing Director said this “electric cars are definitely the transport of the future – completely silent, costing about £3 to “fill the tank”, with CO2 emissions from the electricity production ranging from zero (from renewable sources) to about one third of the equivalent in fossil fuels. It was great fun to ride in this 21st century vehicle.”