Here East, the former Press and Broadcast Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games, has launched its new all electric fleet of shuttles as part of a wider commitment to creating a greener, more sustainable campus.
Provided by Go Ahead London, Here East will be introducing four BYD ADL Enviro200EV pure electric busses to the campus. These new shuttles will replace the diesel-powered ones used to transport tenants and visitors from Stratford Station to Here East.
Councillor Mete Coban, Hackney council cabinet member for energy, waste, transport and public realm, said: “In Hackney, we’re committed to becoming zero carbon by 2040. Tackling the climate crisis means that we all have to take action – however big or small – to reduce emissions.
“It’s fantastic to see Here East launch a fleet of electric shuttles, which will help make this part of Hackney greener, reduce their impact on the planet and improve air quality in the area.”
Since its inception, Here East has worked to keep its impact on the environment to a minimum, with measures including operating off 100% renewable energy. It is renewing this commitment through the new strategy, Here East Planet.
The introduction of electric shuttles is one part of the new strategy in reducing carbon emissions on campus.
Gavin Poole, CEO of Here East, added: “We are incredibly excited to be replacing our buses with a whole new fleet of electric shuttles. Our shuttle service has always served a vital function for our campus, creating a quick and easy way for tenants and visitors to get to the campus and we are now proud that our service will now also be zero-emissions.
“It is crucial for us to recognise the actions we must take to reduce our overall carbon emissions and move towards the goal of net zero, and this new fleet is an important step for us in creating a more sustainable, greener campus.”