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Agency backs controversial clean air zone concept

Newcastle-based lettings agency Seekers is backing a clean air zone in its city. 

The agency’s two cars, both Volkswagen ID-3s, are part of the firm’s carbon neutral plan to increase energy efficiency and harness the power of green energy. It has plans to replace the rest of the fleet with electric vehicles in the coming year.

Operations director Mark Smith says: “As a business, we want to contribute to the Clean-Air Zone by reducing our carbon footprint and being as green as we possibly can be.


“The cars are perfect for urban driving when we’re transporting customers to and from viewings, as we can literally charge them up and go – it only makes sense to prioritise using these vehicles.”

Advocates of Newcastle’s Clean Air Zone say it will help to improve air quality by reducing the number of high-polluting vehicles on the roads both within the zone itself and in the surrounding areas.

Seekers, formerly known as Walton Robinson, say it’s dedicated to reducing its carbon footprint via a series of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures.

The agency’s base uses electricity from 100 per cent renewable resources as does the bills-inclusive packages it offers tenants. The agency has also adopted hybrid working for many of its staff members.


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