EV Charging and Sustainability
We are pleased to offer guests staying at East Trenean Farm access to our ‘free to use’ electric vehicle chargers during their stay. Travel around Cornwall on a single charge. Lands End 74 miles (1 hr 41 mins), Truro 41 miles (55mins), Newquay 37 miles (51 mins), Eden Project 22 miles (35 mins), The Minack Theatre 75 miles (1hr 45mins) and Padstow 39 miles (58 mins).
There are a pair of 2-way pedestal units, which allow 4 vehicles to be on charge simultaneously, nominally one per cottage in our guest car park area. They are all key access controlled, you may request a key when you have made a booking or on arrival.
Our EV chargers are all Mode 3 (IEC 61851-1) 7.2kW (32A) ‘fast charging units’ and should take 3-4 hours to charge your vehicle or deliver approximately 75mile range per 30mins of charging.
They are Type 2 (IEC 62196) charging sockets, which allow you to plug in your own vehicle charging cable. Type 2 became the standard European charging cable connector type for all new plug-in cars from 2014.
Our EV Chargers are served by 100% renewable energy sources
At East Trenean Farm we strive to be as sustainable as possible and minimise our impact on the environment. We do have our own spring-fed borehole supplying drinking water, which is filtered and UV treated. We have septic tanks on the farm, so we take care with what we flush and put down our drains!
The steps we are taking include:
Using environmentally friendly products in our cottages
Using environmentally friendly cleaning products
Using electricity supplies that are from renewable sources or off set.
Rubbish is collected by CTC Holiday Let Waste Collection with 0% to landfill and 100% recycling
Using fire wood for the stoves from our own land or locally sourced
Using local trades people to minimise travel
Choosing local retailers for items for our cottages and where possible items produced ethically and in a sustainable manner
Choosing local produce where possible for our welcome hampers and in doing so supporting local businesses.
Providing EV charging points to our guests to enable cleaner travel to and around Cornwall
Managing our grazing fields and gardens in such away as not to use harmful chemicals