Ore Valley goes electric with new fleet of vehicles

(from left) Business development manager Nick Clark, Board chair Susan McDonald and CEO Andrew Saunders with the new Renault Zoe electric car and charging points at the Ore Valley Business Centre

Ore Valley Group has contributed to the current global push towards more sustainable greener transport with the recent installation of four electric vehicle charging points in Cardenden and Lochgelly.

Two of the charging points are located in Ore Valley Housing Association’s head office car park in Cardenden and the other two, which are fast chargers, are at the Ore Valley Business Centre in Lochgelly.

The installation of these devices, the first electric vehicle charging points in both towns, helps further expand the national electric vehicle charging network across Fife and fills a significant gap between Cowdenbeath and Glenrothes where no public charging facilities were previously available.

The charging points are free for public use for the first 12 months to encourage uptake and are part of the ChargePlace Scotland network which coordinates availability through mobile apps and the internet. Further information can be found online at www.chargeplacescotland.org.

In addition to the electric vehicle charging points, the Association has acquired two electric fleet vehicles in an effort to reduce transport emissions from staff travel. Our new Renault Zoe car and Renault Kangoo van, complete with Ore Valley Group logos, will become regular sights across Fife.

Andrew Saunders, Ore Valley Housing Association’s CEO, said: “Having these new electric vehicles available will not only allow us to work more efficiently, it will reduce our work related travel costs over time and also, quite critically, reduce our impact on the environment.”

The charging points and electric vehicles were funded with support from the Scottish Government’s schemes, led by the Energy Saving Trust, which aim to assist with the adoption of electric vehicles and the necessary infrastructure across the country.

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