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Theme park Diggerland adds BMW i3 electric vehicles to fleet

Diggerland has added a number of fully electric BMW i3s to its fleet

Theme park Diggerland has added a number of fully electric BMW i3s to its fleet as part of an initiative to reduce its impact on the environment.

The tourist attraction, which has sites in Kent, Devon, Durham and Yorkshire, is renting the cars from EVision Electric Car Hire on a 12-month contract.

The vehicles will be used by staff and management, and have been adopted as the company implements a 10-year programme to reduce emissions.

This has already seen them install solar panels on the roofs of their buildings, which are used to charge the EVs.

A spokesman for Diggerland said: “It makes complete business sense. It’s an affordable way to get our managers to meetings and other journeys necessary to the business.

“At the same time, this shows that Diggerland is a company that is environmentally aware.

“When you think the average daily car mileage is 21 miles, and a BMW i3 has a real world range of around 150 miles, the staff have found they’re only charging the EVs once a week, if that.”

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