The electric vehicle from Renault, the Twizy, has recently been embraced by a national Park in the UK in order to allow people to travel round the park in the vehicle.
The electric car is capable of reaching up to 50 mph, and can travel over 50 miles before it needs to be recharged. Across the National Park over 25 electricity charge points have been introduced, which are located a popular tourist attractions.
Currently, there are six vehicles being used in the National Park, and these allow tourists to get around with ease. It allows them to explore the park in a whole new way, that has the convenience of the car, but has very little environmental impact on the local area.
It is easy for tourists to rent these vehicles, as many accommodation options in the area will be arranging rental. It is possible to rent a vehicle for £45 a day, and the scheme has been organised by Peter Williams and Alison Kidd, a husband-and-wife team.
The initiative works on a not-for-profit basis, and they said that they want to see the buggies be used to keep the park sustainable, while also increasing the number of tourists who come to the area.
Dr Kidd has commented, “This is a great scheme as it is going to put the Brecon Beacons National Park on the map internationally. This is a whole new way to travel around national parks in an environmentally friendly way, which is something that is becoming increasingly important for environmentally conscious travellers.
Being able to see the Brecon Beacons from the car, without causing any environmental damage is sure to be very appealing. It’s going to be a fun adventure for people in the park, and we really hope that we see it expand in the near future.”