Radisson Blu Edinburgh in air quality drive
Hotelier Radisson Blu has teamed up with City Car Club, the UK’s leading independent car club, to help improve air quality on Edinburgh’s streets by providing access to a convenient, low-carbon mode of transport.
The newly formed partnership has resulted in the arrival of a brand new Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid EV located at the Radisson Blu hotel on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. The electric vehicle is available to use as part of City Car Club’s pay-as-you-drive approach to motoring – a scheme which has already been widely adopted in the Scottish capital.
The Prius Plug-in arrives as part of the hotel’s on-going transport development plan which already sees 80% of its employees and guests using public transport. The hybrid electric car will then take this a step further by providing those associated with the hotel, plus residents and businesses in the area, with on-demand access to an eco-friendly vehicle.
Graeme Gibson, General Manager of the Radisson Blu hotel explains “Having this type of vehicle in the heart of the city will be of great benefit to residents and businesses. It will also enable our staff and guests to use a sustainable means of transport when they need to get around by car.”
City Car Club has been a staple fixture in Edinburgh’s transport system for more than a decade and has close to 5000 members using over 130 low-emission vehicles across the city.
The partnership with Radisson Blu comes at a point where the car club is also preparing to introduce 20 electric vehicles across Edinburgh and Glasgow as part of the Scottish Government’s plans to reduce levels of air pollution across the country.