Seven Army Reserve Centres across Yorkshire and the Humber are set to go greener with the installation of electrical charging points for official vehicles.
A single electrical vehicle charging point will be installed at each of the centres – with each point enabling two vehicles to charge at any one time.
Surveyors from the RFCA have already scoped the sites to decide the best locations for the new equipment which is due to be installed by end of March.
“The Regular Army estate has had electrical charging points available for Ministry of Defence vehicles for some time,” said RFCA head of estates Ian Hardbattle.
“So now is the time for them to be rolled out onto the Reserve estate too. It’s part of a national Ministry of Defence initiative and the Council of RFCAs commercial team is working to appoint a single contractor to carry out all the work nationally.”
Under its own drive to tackle climate change, the RFCA introduced the first plug-in electric-powered vehicle to its fleet last year with the purchase of a hybrid Kia as well as the installation of two charging points in the carpark of its York headquarters.
Now several more electric-powered cars are on order so that five of the RFCA’s vehicle fleet of eight cars should be partially electric by Spring.
The Army Reserves Centres due for electrical charging points are:
- Carlton Barracks, Leeds
- Endcliffe Hall, Sheffield
- Wakefield Army Reserve Centre
- Harewood Barracks, Leeds
- Manor Top Army Reserve Centre, Sheffield
- Middleton Barracks, Hull, and
- Worsley Barracks, York.