Following a successful ‘Electric Vehicle Tour’, with the all-electric BMW iX and extending the partnership with Lloyd Motor Group, Cumbria Tourism has been getting to grips with their T8 Recharge XC60 from Lloyd South Lakes Volvo. With both businesses sharing the aim to promote the adoption of more eco-friendly modes of transport in the county.
The Cumbria Tourism team has been all over the county with the Volvo, discovering the benefits of a plug-in hybrid, making use of both an electric and a traditional engine. From Carlisle to Ravenglass the team has clocked just over 1000 miles in the T8 Recharge so far and it’s safe to say they are loving it.
Gill Haigh, Managing Director comments “It’s fabulous! It’s a lovely drive, very quiet and super smooth too. We’ve had a car full of staff in the Volvo, yet it was perfectly comfortable with plenty of room. We made use of the large boot with projectors and flipcharts with plenty of room to spare. I love the heated steering wheel, especially on those frosty winter Cumbrian mornings.”
Ben Melling, Business Support & Development Coordinator adds “I’ve really enjoyed spending my time in the XC60. It has the nimbleness of a hatchback with the spaciousness of a larger vehicle. The panoramic roof, heads-up display and wireless charging pad are great features that I’ve come to love. Charging is easy, just plug it in and wait while going about day-to-day life, and the 35 miles of electric range is sufficient for most of my daily needs.”