A BUSINESS park is supporting the drive to use more sustainable modes of transport.
As part of Climate Week – which started today (Friday) – Quorum Business Park is encouraging people to apt for alternative transport arrangements, including a new, environmentally-friendly private taxi hire service.
The partnership with Newcastle-based Drive Green taxis, which uses electric-powered cars, will see one car based at Quorum for tenants and workers to use.
Electric vehicle charge points around the business park for the car to use in-between journeys.
Drive Green Taxi services director David Hazeldene said: “We are very excited to promote our service to the growing population of tenants and workers at Quorum. Our aim is to make Drive Green their taxi company of choice.
“We believe that getting from A to B shouldn’t cost the earth and we pride ourselves on being the region’s very first fleet made up entirely of eco-friendly Plug-in Hybrid vehicles.
“Everything we do is driven by the need to offer a premium customer-centric service, which helps us and our clients to reduce our environmental impact.”
Quorum commuter centre manager Laura McVittie said: “Quorum is constantly seeking ways to encourage the use of forms of sustainable travel and Drive Green presents us with the ideal opportunity to help do this.
“It is also really exciting to be involved in such a novel initiative with the first north east hybrid taxi service and to take part once more in an established campaign that is Climate Week.”