Liquid11 launches Lowestoft’s first & Britain’s most easterly electric vehicle charging point.

Lowestoft based web and technology company Liquid11 Ltd have taken a step towards a more environmentally friendly future by adding two electrical vehicle charging points.

Liquid11 are promoting electric car usage at both of their local businesses by adding two, twin electric vehicle charging points. One is already live and at Liquid11’s head office at Sea Lake Road in Oulton Broad and the other at their fonehouse retail outlet on Beccles Road, Bradwell.

Both charging points are publicly available under the Source East vehicle recharging network scheme, providing you have a Source East membership card. Membership cards are available from the Source East website.

The employees of both Liquid11 and the Bradwell branch of fonehouse will be taking advantage of this green energy in their brand new Renault Twizy. The Twizy is Renault’s radical entry in their ZE or electrical range and is a funky little two seat micro car that makes a smart car look like a limo, but around £1 to charge and with a 50 mile range, it’s perfectly suited for short visits to local businesses or for use as a company pool car.

The Little Twizy caused such a stir when it was delivered, that the students from the International Boat Building College, opposite Liquid11’s office wanted to use the traditional backdrop of their workshop for a photo shoot. The students expressed a real interest in the little eco-friendly car and were keen to compare the cars green credentials against the original eco vehicle, the sail boat.

Liquid11, predominantly known for their free business call manager product – SwitchboardFree have always been keen to minimize their carbon footprint. In their new office in Oulton broad, you’ll find air conditioning heat exchangers, led lights and a separate power supply for PC’s and screens ensuring nothing is left on standby overnight.

Co-director of Liquid11 and self-confessed eco warrior Grant Hardy has also commissioned a new build eco house in Bradwell, featuring a grass roof, air source heat pump, super-efficient insulation and of course an electric car charging point.

“Over the next few years all motor manufacturers will be expanding their electric car range and with fuel prices sky high already and set to increase, people will turn to electric cars for big cost savings.  We wanted to be one of the first in the region to install public charging points and hopefully other local business will follow suit.” – Grant Hardy.