Town Centre Securities’ Parking Business Recognised for Green Credentials
Leading car park operator CitiPark, (a subsidiary of Town Centre Securities), has been awarded ‘Go Ultra Low’ status, in recognition for its current fleet vehicles being electric and hybrid vehicles (EVs).
CitiPark has pledged its commitment to sustainable transportation and is aiming for its entire fleet to be EVs by 2020, in line with Government ambitions for 5% of new car registrations to be EVs by the end of the decade.
Go Ultra Low exists to help UK organisations and motorists understand the benefits, cost savings and capabilities of the raft of electric vehicles on the market. The collaborative campaign is the first of its kind, bringing together a consortium of vehicle manufacturers, Government and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Poppy Welch, Head of Go Ultra Low, said: “We want to encourage every business in the UK to follow the example set by CitiPark to offer employees the chance to drive or own an electric vehicle. Not only does it demonstrate a commitment to a cleaner automotive future, but there are multiple short and long-term financial benefits for companies and their employees to enjoy. Thanks to the wide variety of models available and their cost-saving potential, this is a realistic and rewarding option for businesses of all sizes.”
Earlier in 2017 CitiPark also announced the introduction of an ‘emissions based’ parking tariff at its Clipstone Street car park in central London. The tariff is available to drivers of electric and hybrid vehicles and amounts to a reduction of around 20% compared to the operator’s regular tariff.
Ben Ziff, MD at CitiPark said: “Increasing our commitment to EV vehicles and supporting our customers to do this by providing EV charging points across the country is at the core of our ‘Going Green’ initiative. We are investing a great deal into all of our branches, not just aesthetically but operationally too.
“We are also proud to be partnered with Tesla as part of their Destination Charging Network programme and to contribute to the pursuit of sustainable transportation. Here at CitiPark, we are continuously looking at ways to enhance our green initiatives.”
2017 sales of plug-in cars have reached a record high in the UK, with 22,480 new EVs registered in the first six months of the year, an annual increase of 14.3%. Approximately two thirds of electric vehicles bought today go to corporate and public sector organisations, once again highlighting the important role companies play in adopting low emission technology.
UK organisations can apply to become a Go Ultra Low Company via the Go Ultra Low website at www.goultralow.com/fleet.
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