As we move from Winter into Spring, it feels like a good opportunity to stop and take stock of our time with our Volvo XC60, kindly sponsored by our Strategic Partners, Lloyd Motor Group.
We have covered more than 3000 miles in just three months, and it’s performed tremendously. Typically, travelling round Cumbria entails some longer journeys, some short. Many of the shorter journeys have been completed using just the electric battery found in the T8 Recharge XC60. For the longer journeys we’ve been able to charge before we go and often recharge at our meeting points so really maximising the opportunities for electric travel from this plug-in hybrid model.
For the CT team car sharing is a big part of our approach to reducing our carbon footprint and the Volvo comfortably seats five, and with a spacious boot has plenty of room for the various equipment we often need to carry with us. It’s a beautiful car to drive, so smooth and quiet and of course we have had our fair share of winter weather conditions to contend with, but the car has coped brilliantly through snow, strong winds and lots of rain!
It’s equally at home on the narrow lanes and off road as it is on the motorway, and it is an extremely easy drive. Gadget wise there’s a lot going on, but the interface is very intuitive and is paired with a voice control system, so you don’t have to worry about manually working the controls if you don’t want to.
Gill Haigh, Managing Director of Cumbria Tourism comments “The team’s favourite features include the heated rear seats paired with the Bowers & Wilkins sound system. It’s a great looking car too and certainly draws plenty of interest and questions wherever we go.”
With spring now upon us we’ll be out and about at various events, shows, meeting businesses and partners so look out for us and give us a wave. You can’t miss us with the big orange Cumbria Tourism logo on the side of the car.