Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 16:27

St. Austell and Newquay MP Stephen Gilbert and children from Tower House School in Paignton visited the Eden Project today to welcome an electric car that is travelling around the UK to promote sustainable motoring.

The Eden visit is part of a 17-day, 2000-mile nationwide tour taking in destinations around the UK, including London, John O’Groats, Cardiff and Land’s End. It is being organised by POD Point, a leading supplier of electric car charging points.

The Renault Zoe car stopped in at Eden this morning to charge up before travelling along the south coast to Brighton where it will finish its mammoth journey on Thursday (June 26).

Ten year seven students from Tower House School had the opportunity to see the car and talk to Stephen Gilbert MP about the importance of environmentally-friendly transport.

Stephen Gilbert MP said: “Climate change is the biggest threat facing us all in the future and in order to combat that it’s vital that we develop real alternatives to the petrol or diesel engine.  The good news is that electric cars have come on in leaps and bounds and, as POD Point have proven, can now be used to travel from Land’s End to John O’Groats.”