The 2022 Commonwealth Games were held in Birmingham between the 28th of July and the 8th of August. Commonwealth’s 22nd games, and the 7th time being held in the UK, the ceremony and subsequent events were hosted around Birmingham and the West Midlands area; with the main venue being the renovated Alexander Stadium. The committee behind the games made it clear they were focusing on sustainability for this year’s Commonwealth and proved this in many ways. So, let’s break down what happened at the Commonwealth Games and how event charging helped achieve this goal.
Planting 2,022 Trees
Creating and running the Commonwealth Games is a taxing duty. Especially on our planet. It is nearly impossible to ensure that no damage is done to our environment and that the entire event remains carbon-free. However, during this Commonwealth Games, the Birmingham council have committed to carbon-neutral solutions.
Carbon-neutral means that whatever has been taken out of the environment is restored. Meaning we are giving back to our planet and ensuring that there is a positive impact on the West Midlands region. This includes, with their partner Severn Trent, 2,022 acres of new forest will be planted in the Midlands. This not only promises to eventually balance out the residual emissions from the Games as the trees grow, but it will also provide numerous additional advantages such as increasing biodiversity, lowering flood risk and promoting physical and mental wellbeing with green spaces.
Electric Vehicle Chargers
Birmingham Commonwealth Games officially partnered with the National Grid. The energy company provided 125 EV chargers and 250 private charging bays. This included transportation for VIPs, officials and guests to all the venues using electric vehicles. Fleet manager Lorna McAtear said that this opportunity will “demonstrate the role EVs will play in achieving a cleaner energy future”.
These electric vehicle chargers are ideal for drivers to ensure they have access to charging opportunities.
The name gives it away, doesn’t it? Event charging are points that are set up by the organisation for the people to use whilst enjoying the festivities. Level 1 and Level 2 offer cost-effective charging methods, however, they can take up to 8 hours to fully charge their vehicle.
Instead, guests can utilise event charging solutions whilst attending the Commonwealth Games. EV drivers can park their cars and charge whilst out enjoying the various races. All with the confidence that once they return to their vehicle, they will have enough charge to make it home. Find out more about our event charging services here.
Elite EV Charge
At Elite, we make sure to stay up-to-date with the latest in the EV industry. Including how electric vehicles and chargers are utilised for mainstream events. We understand the importance that portable EV chargers and event charging services can have for drivers across the UK. So, that’s why we offer reliable and cost-effective solutions for our customers.