Wimbledon to add electric Jaguar vehicles to car fleet

All England Lawn Tennis Club also outlaws straws and phases out plastic bags

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Spectators will be able to take advantage of additional water-fill points around the complex (Credit: Glennskitchen)

Ten electric vehicles will be added to the fleet of courtesy cars to be used at the Wimbledon tennis tournament this year.

The vehicles will be supplied by the championship’s official car partner, Jaguar, as one of a raft of sustainability initiatives revealed by the organiser, the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

All plastic straws will be banned as of this year after 400,000 were used during Wimbledon 2017. Paper bags will also be used in all Wimbledon stores as plastic bags are phased out.

In addition, the number of water refill points will be increased to 87 to reduce plastic bottle waste. A further 21 water fountains will be installed around the grounds. The number of water points have increased by 93% since 2014.

Wimbledon chief executive, Richard Lewis, said sustainability was a “necessary area of focus, particularly for major events”.

“We have put in place a sustainability vision, which is to sustain the running of the club, and the championships, in a way that minimises the impact on our environment,” he added.

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