The Brecon Beacons National Park has taken delivery of its first fully electric van. The Renault Kangoo ZE33 crew van is based at Craig y Nos Country Park, 40 acres of landscaped gardens once owned by the renowned operatic soprano Adelina Patti.
The vehicle will be used as a pool vehicle for duties associated with managing the site and by the education team for outreach work with local schools and communities showcasing the work of the National Park.
When designing the graphics to cover the van, the Education team were very keen for it to tell the story of how the van is ‘powered by the sun’ so that it can be used as a moveable teaching resource.
The National Park Education team are thrilled to be driving an Electric Vehicle to reach out and engage with young people. “We are so pleased the lively graphics help to make clear how we are harnessing the sun’s energy to get to schools as well as showing everyone that at the National Park we are working towards a more sustainable future! Please look out for us and give us a wave if you see us in your area!”
This van joins the ever-growing number of fully electric vehicles in the Authority’s fleet which are helping to reduce its dependency on fossil fuels.
Kevin Booker IT Systems and Fleet Officer said “This vehicle will help further lower the Authority’s carbon footprint and take advantage of the site’s renewable energy generation and on-site charging infrastructure. The driving range of the Kangoo makes it the ideal vehicle for educational outreach with the flexibility of being a large van or a full 5-seater.