Park, Charge, and Ride: the UK’s first solar powered Park and Ride site opens in Leeds. The first solar powered Park and Ride centre opens this week in Stourton – making it Leeds’ third Park and Ride service – with hopes to reduce commuting times and costs while curbing congestion and pollution in the city centre. The £38.5 million project is powered entirely by solar panels and a battery storage system, creating a smart energy grid on site using sustainable technology. The site is served by a zero-emission electric bus fleet: this will run daily with 26 fast electric vehicle charging ports and 4 rapid chargers – a totalling of 30 EV charging spaces.
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