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WLR Goes Green And Gets Electric Thanks To Cork Airport

Jun 20, 2019

WLR goes Green and gets Electric.

With sponsorship from Cork Airport, WLR has put three new Volkswagen E Golfs on the road and they are 100% electric.

The new WLR E Golfs will be out and about on the streets of Waterford this summer, visiting the city and county’s biggest festivals and events.

In addition to the new E Golfs, WLR is also eagerly awaiting the arrival of its new state of the art Outside Broadcast Unit, which is also sponsored by Cork Airport. The new unit is being custom built in Dagenham in the UK and will be delivered later this month.

Speaking on behalf of WLR, Managing Director, Des Whelan said: "As a prominent business in the community, it’s important to show leadership in tackling climate change. In WLR we’re making a big effort in the station to recycle, to reduce our use of plastic and we’re also installing energy saving lighting and equipment, so the Electric Golfs will further advance our efforts."

Head of Communications at Cork Airport, Kevin Cullinane said: "Waterford is a very important market for Cork Airport and we are delighted to be sponsors of WLR`s new Outside Broadcast Unit and of the new E Golfs.  It is particularly pleasing that the new E Golfs are 100% electric as there is a responsibility on all of us in business to promote every possible effort to reduce emissions and improve our carbon footprint as part of our sustainability agenda to address climate change."

The WLR Street Team are a major part of many major social, sporting and cultural events in Waterford and WLR is pleased to help highlight the benefits of electric, environmentally friendly motoring to the Waterford public.

Just some of the places you can catch the WLR E Golfs this summer include the Dunmore East Food Festival, The Dungarvan Show, RNLI Helvic Swim, Portlaw for All Together Now, Spraoi Festival, The Tramore Races, Mount Congreve Regatta, Waterford Harvest Festival and at beach roadshows and festivals across Waterford.