Gannochy Trust purchases first electric car in drive to zero carbon

The Gannochy Trust has purchased its first fully electric car in one of a range of initiatives to cut carbon emissions across the organisation. The MG Motor UK ZS EV hatchback has a range of over 270 miles and will be used for short trips around the Gannochy Estate and visits to the many charities the Trust supports across Perthshire and Scotland.

The new car replaces the Trust’s previous diesel vehicle to help cut carbon emissions and improve air quality. The adoption of more sustainable, environmentally friendly practices is a key element of the Trust’s five-year strategic plan. This includes a comprehensive Carbon Management Plan which sets out a range of initiatives to reduce emissions and move the Trust towards its ambition of Net Zero.

Andy Duncan, Gannochy Trust Chief Executive said: “We take the environment very seriously and our new electric car is just one of a range of steps towards net zero carbon. As well as the practical benefits such as reducing carbon, improving air quality and cutting costs, the new car provides a strong signal of our intent towards cleaner, more environmentally friendly practices across all our operations.”