Pembrokeshire zoo, Folly Farm, has upgraded its standard outside go karts to sustainable, electrical fashions as a part of its ongoing dedication to sustainability.
Folly Farm invested £160,000 – which was funded by way of the Welsh authorities’s Financial Resilience Fund Section 3 – on 18 new, electric-powered karts for its family-friendly Follystone racetrack.
The electrical go karts had been designed and constructed by Rhyl-based household enterprise, Method Ok.
Method Ok is a number one go kart producer, supplying leisure sights everywhere in the world.
Folly Farm is the primary household attraction in Wales to introduce all-electric go karts.
The order, which was positioned throughout the top of the pandemic, helped Method Ok to convey again workers who had been furloughed because the shutdown of the tourism and leisure market.
Royston Badham, operations supervisor at Folly Farm, mentioned: “Our go karts right here at Folly Farm have at all times been our hottest attraction, apart from the animals in fact.
“Changing our petrol go karts with electrical ones was a straightforward choice.
“The vehicles run on batteries that are charged utilizing solar energy.
“Photo voltaic panels on our fairground rooves already energy most of the sights on website as a part of our ongoing dedication to sustainability.
“The brand new greener go karts will scale back our carbon emissions as we’re not utilizing petrol and what’s extra, they’re a lot quieter than the outdated fashions which is an added bonus.”
He added: “We had been happy to work hand in hand with one other Welsh enterprise, Method Ok, who’ve made the improve a clean and simple course of for us, delivering our order throughout difficult instances.
“We’re excited to supply our guests the prospect to race within the new vehicles this summer time.”