The Eco Transport Network is delighted to have won the inaugural Green Transport Prize run by Edinburgh College in partnership with St Andrews University, Edinburgh Napier University, and SEStran (South East Scotland Transport Partnership).
The Eco Travel Network (ETN) operates a fleet of ultra low energy electric vehicles (Renault Twizys) in the Brecon Beacons National Park in mid Wales. Aided by a start-up grant from the Brecon Beacons Sustainable Development Fund, the ETN was launched in July 2012 as a not-for-profit company that enables visitors and residents to move around with far less energy but far more fun.
Because they use so little energy, the Twizys can be charged using solar, hydro and wind energy which is in plentiful supply in rural Wales.
Visitors to the Brecon Beacons can stay at one of our attractive member locations and enjoy exploring this beautiful area in an eco-funky vehicle. We also have a lightweight charging network of 40 pubs, cafes and attractions across the National Park who welcome visiting Twizys.
Alongside promoting the concept of ultra lightweight electric vehicles in rural areas across the UK where public transport is sparse, we plan to use the £50k Green Transport Prize to invest in the design of a more rugged rural version of a Twizy-like vehicle which would be ideally suited to such locations.
If you would like more information about the Eco Travel Network, visit www.ecotravelnetwork.co.uk