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ALL CHARGED UP: LEEDS PRIMARY BECOMES FIRST ELECTRIC SCHOOL


LEEDS, 19 November: A West Park primary school has become the first in the UK to take part in a campaign which aims to tackle air pollution by raising awareness about the benefits of electric vehicles (EVs).

Under the Electric Schools campaign, St Chad’s Church of England Primary School has benefited from the installation of a free Pod Point EV chargepoint, worth over £1,000. The chargepoints are being offered to schools located in cities identified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as having fine-particle air pollution levels that exceed the WHO’s safe limit of 10 micrograms per cubic metre. According to WHO data, Leeds is one of 30 UK places that exceeds this limit, with 12 micrograms per cubic metre [1].

Pod Point’s Electric Schools campaign aims to raise awareness of the many benefits of transitioning to EVs, not least in terms of how they can help fight air pollution - which... Read more