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Ambleside guest house installs electric car charging point
10:00am Sunday 20th October 2013 in News
A FAMILY-RUN Lake District guest house has become the first B&B to have an electric car charge point in Ambleside.
Elder Grove, on Lake Road, holds a gold environmental award for recycling and using local produce and is one of the greenest places to stay in the town.
The home charge point was supplied under a government scheme that aims to ‘green’ the UK’s transport by encouraging greater use of electric cars.
Elder Grove’s owners Paul and Vicky McDougall are ardent environmentalists and welcomed the chance to become electric-car friendly.
“Electric drivers need to stay at a destination where they know they will be able to charge their car,” said Paul. “It’s good for business, good for the town and good for the environment.”
Recently, Paul and Vicky were given a ‘green hero’ accolade by local campaigners Windermere Reflections for their efforts to improve the environment of the Windermere catchment area.
“They are leading the way in sustainable tourism,” said programme manager Liz Davey.
“They are taking so many simple steps which will help make a difference, and now this new initiative should lead the way for others to encourage electric motoring.”
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