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Army of e-scooters unveiled at RAF Marham for a green future



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Marham is well used to speed. But the latest addition is rather more down-to-earth than normally seen from the F-35 Lightnings zooming over the RAF airbase.

Because 90 e-scooters have been introduced as an eco-friendly way for servicemen to get around the base.

Altogether 90 e-scooters have been purchased through Project Astra, which is an RAF initiative establishing a network of 1,000 Ambassadors across every airbase to encourage conceptual thinking and support the growth of grassroots ideas.

The Station Warrant Officer, WO Martin Finney and the PA to the Station Commander, Mrs Mandy Till, demonstrated the use of electric scooters around the RAF Marham Airfield. (47598044)
The Station Warrant Officer, WO Martin Finney and the PA to the Station Commander, Mrs Mandy Till, demonstrated the use of electric scooters around the RAF Marham Airfield. (47598044)

The scooters remove the requirement for a 52-seater shuttle bus previously used to transport students to the Integrated Training Centre (ITC).

It has also alleviated the current strain on the existing car park and has removed the requirement to provide additional parking capacity which would have cost in the region of £500,000.

The projected carbon saving over two years will be 29.24 tonnes. Personnel using the scooters undertake a brief training session and must wear a cycling helmet and hi-vis vest.

The Station Warrant Officer, WO Martin Finney and the PA to the Station Commander, Mrs Mandy Till, demonstrated the use of electric scooters around the RAF Marham Airfield. (47597889)
The Station Warrant Officer, WO Martin Finney and the PA to the Station Commander, Mrs Mandy Till, demonstrated the use of electric scooters around the RAF Marham Airfield. (47597889)

Scooters can only be used on the station and will not be used on public roads.

Station Commander Group Captain Jim Beck said: “As part of project Astra which is striving to create a better and more efficient RAF of the future, RAF Marham have introduced e-scooters for our personnel to reduce carbon vehicle use, this has enabled greener and more flexible transport with the added bonus of saving money."

90 Scooters purchased through

Introductions of scooters removed the requirement for a 52-seater shuttle bus previously used to transport students to the ITC.

Alleviated the current strain on the existing car park and has removed the requirement to provide additional parking capacity which would have cost in the region of £500K.

The projected Carbon saving over two years will be 29.24 tonnes.

Personnel using the scooters undertake a brief training session and must wear a cycling helmet and high vis vest.

Scooters can only be used on the Station and are not used on public roads.



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