Blenheim leads the charge to drive down emissions...

We have unveiled the first of a fleet of new electric vehicles as part of our commitment to become a net generator of green energy.

Last month we took delivery of a Nissan e-NV200 which will be used as an Operations van around the estate.

In March we also had two new Nissan LEAF cars delivered as part of an ongoing commitment to radically reduce carbon emissions.

Karl Anders, National EV Manager at Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd., said:

"We were delighted to be able to deliver one of our all-electric vans to Blenheim and we are looking forward to working with them going forward as they look to develop their fleet.” 

We are working with Nissan to gradually replace our existing fleet of petrol-driven vehicles with fully-electric alternatives. This initiative is part of an overall plan which is looking at every aspect of the estate.

Jacqueline Gibson, Sustainability Advisor for Blenheim, said:

“As well as reducing our consumption by implementing wide-ranging, energy-saving programmes across the estate we are also producing renewable energy through our investments in solar cell technology and hydro-electricity.

This year we’re aiming to generate around 15% of our energy this way, and we are planning to become totally energy self-sufficient within nine years.

In addition to our new electric vehicles, we are also planning to install charging points at the new Estate Office and outside the Palace itself, as well as establishing a Green Carpool for staff, building new cycle paths on the Estate and encouraging the use of public transport by offering discounts."