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L-R: Louise Buckner of Island Riding Centre with e-Taxi's Matt Malkin

The motor car once rivaled the horse and cart, but the drive of being eco-friendly has brought about a collaboration between The Island Riding Centre and the Isle of Wight’s first 100% electric taxi service, e-Taxi.

The Island Riding Centre equestrian and holiday complex on the outskirt of Newport boasts 2 electric car charging points, 78 solar panels that provide approximately 20,000 kWh of energy per year and 2 rainwater harvesting systems, which save 200,000 litres of water.

Keen to promote their eco principles further, the riding centre has teamed up with fellow Newport-based business, e-Taxi. The 100% electric taxi company, powered by renewable energy, is now the preferred transport provider for Island Riding Centre.

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Environmental values are key to both businesses and together they aim to provide Island residents and tourists an eco-friendly experience like no other.

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