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Sci-Tech Daresbury
Keckwick Lane
Daresbury, Cheshire

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Smarter Driving

There are some journeys and circumstances where driving might be the only option. For these there are smarter ways to drive, reducing costs and emissions, that we can help you consider…

Car Sharing

By sharing some or all of your journeys to Sci-Tech Daresbury you can half your fuel costs –  half price fuel!

We have our own great, user-friendly online car share scheme where you can quickly see if anyone else is going your way. It’s free and secure. You don’t have to share all the time or even drive. It is a private scheme so you can limit your search to other staff on campus or choose to widen it to a national database. You will need our password to register. Email to request it.

We even offer a guaranteed ride home should you experience an emergency and need to get home quickly or your driver does and you are left on campus. It is available to registered car share users in a confirmed car share arrangement up to three times a year.

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Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles (EV) are increasingly becoming a real option for many and we have our own EV charging points on campus. Could your next car be a plug-in one?

We have two EV charging points on Campus in the visitors’ car park adjacent to Daresbury Laboratory. They are free to use for the first two hours and charged at £1.50/hour thereafter with the idea being staff and visitors will use them to top-up charge and move on for the next user. Simply email to register and download the PodPoint app to start using them. You can download a user guide here with more detail.

The government has guaranteed the Plug-in car grant until 2020, knocking up to £3,500 off the purchase price of EVs. There are now over 60 models to choose from and new models continuing to be developed and introduced all the time.

While they may be more expensive to buy or lease initially, the reduced running costs and exemptions mean whole-life costs can work out much lower. There is a huge amount of information available to help you choose the best EV car for your needs:

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