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Eco-friendly company adds second branch to Liverpool

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Liverpool has been selected as the location for a second site by the UK’s largest eco-friendly car hire company, noting particular demand in the region as a factor in the decision.

Green Motion opened the new Liverpool Downtown branch which joins the already established John Lennon Airport site on Monday 13th August. Located within the Baltic Triangle on Kings Dock Street, the Liverpool Downtown branch initially has a fleet of 10 cars but is planning to increase that number in the coming months.

“In the north west, electric and hybrid vehicle uptake grew by more than 30% last year,” explains Will Wynter, Green Motion’s franchisee development manager. “Our airport location has proved popular for visitors flying to the city and we’re now pleased to be making our service more accessible to the residents of Liverpool with this opening. The new branch will be perfect for weekends to the coast and road trips as well as business trips.”

The new branch is operated by William Zhang who already runs a successful Chinese restaurant in Liverpool city centre. William is excited to be spearheading the opening of Green Motion’s 21st UK location.

Earlier in 2018, the World Health Organisation found that Liverpool was among the most polluted cities in the UK. Aligning with the city’s plans to lower emissions, Green Motion aim to add electric vehicles to the Liverpool fleet.

Launched in 2007, the company was the first environmentally friendly rental option for road users. As well as offering low emission vehicles, Green Motion offset the remaining carbon produced from customer journeys. For every customer’s car hire, Green Motion donate £1.25 to deforestation projects in the Amazon Rainforest.

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