The initiative follows the introduction of wildlife corridors, the installation of 144kw of solar power units on the park’s 12 new luxury lodges, and investment in an electric vehicle for housekeeping.
Chris Jeffery, director at Cofton Holidays said “For us, sustainability is the future of tourism. Our investment in Pod Point EV charging points is an investment in all our futures.”
While all electric vehicles still have some way to go as tow cars, hybrids are becoming increasingly popular. The park’s 32amp/7kw charging points, which are fed in part by the site’s solar power panels, take the total number of charging units for the Dawlish area to 18, the charging rate will be 22p per kw.
While most of the charging stations are for guests staying at the site’s lodges, cottages and
holiday homes. Four are available in the day visitors’ car park.
“Our goal is to encourage greater use of electric vehicles both among local residents and visitors. It’s one of the many ways that we are looking to reduce the carbon footprint here at Cofton,” added Chris Jeffery.
There are plans to introduce further electric vehicles, adding to the EV van for housekeeping, two micro trucks and two groundsman’s vehicles.
Facilities at the park include four dining options, a pub, a heated indoor pool, a fully equipped gym, sauna and steam rooms, a games zone, an entertainment programme for children and adults, an amusement arcade, and outdoor and indoor play areas, all set within 80 acres of Devon countryside.