Compaid scoops prize for electric minibus pilot at Transtech Awards

Compaid was delighted to be awarded the Rural Innovation prize for its electric minibus pilot at the Transtech Awards this month.

The awards were created to recognise advances in technology which improve experiences for users of public transport and non-petrol travel. More than 300 people attended the prize event in London to celebrate the winners, with the awards hosted by Red Dwarf star Robert Llewelyn.

Compaid’s electric minibus pilot is a joint project with Kent County Council and Renault Trucks. The charity’s first fully electric vehicle entered the fleet in June 2019 and has proved popular with passengers and drivers alike. The Renault Master ZE is charged at Compaid’s main vehicle yard in Paddock Wood, where electricity is generated through a solar panel array.

Compaid Chief Executive, Stephen Elsden, said “Compaid is proud to be leading the field in bringing electromobility to passenger transport for disabled people. It is wonderful to see these efforts, and those of our partners Kent County Council and Renault Trucks, recognised by industry peers at the Transtech Awards.”

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