Quiet and efficient electric vehicle proves ideal for Islawrffordd Caravan Park


Islawrffordd Caravan Park, the family run luxury caravan park situated on the coast of North Wales between Barmouth and Harlech, has recently purchased a bespoke electric powered vehicle for general duties around the park.

The new vehicle - a Cushman Diabline, manufactured and supplied by Suffolk-based Ransomes Jacobsen - is being used primarily for early morning refuse collection around the complex.

Traditionally, refuse was collected using a van or tractor with a trailer attached and this obviously created a noise issue as collections begin at 7.30am.

The new vehicle is ultra-quiet and highly efficient as well as being environmentally friendly at the point of use.

The Cushman Diabline collecting refuse in the holiday park

Commenting recently, when Nigel Mansell officially opened the complex following a 500,000 refurbishment, Dylan Evans, a director of Islawrffordd Caravan Park said - "The park has been in the family for the past 52 years and we have always been aware of the special environment in the Snowdonia National Park in which we are situated. Our policy is to protect this environment at all times - wherever practicable - and some years ago, we purchased a small electric utility vehicle for general duties around the site. This demonstrated that we could use battery powered vehicles efficiently - but we realised we needed something bigger.

"Last year, while visiting the Saltex Show at Windsor, I came across the Diabline on the Ransomes Jacobsen stand and made an enquiry. This was promptly followed up with a demonstration and it proved to meet our requirements exactly. We've had it painted in our corporate livery and it is doing an excellent job for us.

"For years our regular customers have been aware of our early morning collections, but now most of them, apart from the early risers, are totally unaware that the collections have taken place."

Nigel Mansell and Gwynfor Evans -
one of the owners of the Caravan Park

Islawrffordd Caravan Park is one of the few parks in the area that adjoins, and has private access to, the miles of safe and spectacular beaches that stretch along the North Wales coastline.

The park itself consists of 216 holiday caravans set within 12 acres of level ground.

There is a swimming pool on-site and it also has a slipway for small boats and other watercraft, which is available to caravan owners. For those with an interest in fishing, this can be done directly from the beach or on daily fishing trips from Barmouth.

For further information, please contact:

Peter Driver
Command Publicity Ltd
1 The Matchyns
Rivenhall End
Essex CM8 3HA

Tel: +44 (0)1376 535400

Technical contact: [email protected]