The national park, the Brecon Beacons, is about to become one of the first to have electric cars operating within it. This park in Wales is one of the first in the country that is going to allow tourists to travel around it by using an electric vehicle, which is much more friendly for the environment.
The vehicles that are available for rent can reach speeds of up to 50 mph, and can travel 50 miles before they need recharging. The vehicles that are going to be available in the park are the Renault Twizy electric cars, which use a very small amount of energy.
There are going to be 26 charge points available in the national park which are going to be located a convenient locations. The charge points are going to be available of visitor attractions, cafes, and pubs and they are going to be easy for tourists to understand and use. The vehicles are going to be available for rent for around £45 a day, and can be rented from participating self catering accommodation as well as hotels.
This is a nonprofit plan that is arranged by Peter Williams and Alison Kidd and they are hoping that the scheme is going to encourage a great deal of tourism in this national park, and will also help the park become more environmentally sustainable. Mr Williams has commented, “This sort of plan is something that puts this national park on the map internationally. We have created a way for people to travel around the park in an enjoyable way that is also environmentally friendly.”
The idea first came to fruition after the couple were given £10,000 by the Welsh government after winning a competition for green ideas back in 2010. They used the money to establish a trial run which occurred last year.