Bringing electric car charge points to Stirling
Over the years Grahame has added new sustainable technologies to the business, where possible, in order to continue sharing his ethos around 'every little bit helps'. In 2015, he installed two EV (electric vehicle) charge points at the front of the cafe and store to help raise awareness of electric vehicles as a sustainable option and to offer people with EVs a place to recharge, while grabbing a coffee and a bite to eat.
"We've got two charge points, one 15 amp and one 32 amp, and for me it was just the next step. It adds to the basic philosophy of what we work with. The charge points have caused a lot of interest and become quite a talking point. There's a real interest out there from people who are keen to find out more about electric vehicles," says Grahame.
"With a lot of new technology, I think a lot of people are sitting on the sidelines waiting. Prices of EVs are going to come down and I think people will soon be saying, WOW - let's go! Having the EV chargers there just helps keep the awareness going in the community. It's creating interest, and for me that's what it's about."