Castle Howard spotlights EV usage
Castle Howard in the UK has installed 22kW load monitored electric vehicle charging points for use by up to four vehicles and added two EV Transporter Vans to their small fleet of electric vehicles. The move towards electric is part of the estate’s sustainability strategy to reduce its environmental impact.
Castle Howard’s Head of Built Environment Stephanie Hall-Stead, who has overseen the installation of the charging points, said: “As we move towards more sustainable working practices in our day-today management of the Castle Howard Estate, we’re aware that our visitors are also making more environmentally conscious choices. We’re thrilled to be able to offer a charging station in a beautiful setting for Electric Vehicle owners who are visiting us, or who live in the local community. Drivers can browse our Garden Centre, Farm Shop, Coffee Shop and Courtyard Café while their vehicles charge, or visit the House and Grounds as part of a full day out.”The EV vans have a range of 82 miles, which is perfect for Castle Howard’s in-house Building Services team to travel around the estate to complete building works via a more sustainable means of travel.