Schools offered free EV charge point for clean air campaign

Selected primary schools will receive free electric vehicle (EV) charging points to highlight the link between EV’s and clean air. 

For Pod Point’s Electric School campaign, up to thirty primary schools in highly polluted parts of the UK are being given the opportunity to claim a free 7kW Pod Point charging point and installation, worth over £1,200.

The campaign also strives to inspire young learners on how EV technology will revolutionise the way we travel and use energy.

All primary schools that want to introduce the charge point will benefit from an educational toolkit as part of the Electric Schools campaign and Pod Point’s in-house experts will visit schools nationwide to introduce the technology and deliver guest speaker sessions of EVs.

Mathew Andrews, Deputy Head Teacher at Three Bridges Primary School

Mathew Andrews, deputy headteacher at Three Bridges Primary School in Crawley, West Sussex said: ‘As a school, we’re concerned about the future of the planet and as a part of this we want to encourage staff to consider moving to EVs.’

‘Air pollution is a big problem for our school because of our close proximity to some major roads and the steady flow of traffic that runs directly past our school.’

Erik Fairbairn, Pod Point CEO and founder said: ‘It feels like young learners are more engaged than ever with the environment and issues like air pollution and climate change.’

‘With this campaign, we’re highlighting how EVs can be part of the solution. We also want to make young people excited about the future of mobility and what road transport might look like by the time they have finished studying.’

In related news, an innovative new programme is being created to improve the air quality and outdoor experience for children and teachers in some of London’s most polluted schools.

Also announced earlier this week, a zero-emission electric vehicle (EV) car club is being launched for social housing tenants in Fife.

Photo Credit – Three Bridges Primary School