The car wash, located on the ground floor level of the White River Place car park, is operated by Plymouth-based company 2G Services Ltd and opened earlier this month.
White River Place is currently the only site in Cornwall offering the eco-friendly car washing service, which uses a bespoke low mist vehicle washing system to drastically reduce the amount of water needed to clean the cars.
According to the International Car Washing Association, a DIY hand car wash or a self service car wash uses on average 100 litres of water per vehicle – meaning that the 0.5 litres used by 2G Services is a 99.5 per cent reduction on the traditional methods.
The unique mist cleaning method ensures that no water or waste reaches the ground, which in addition to reducing the amount of water used also prevents pollution from gasoline, oil and residues from exhaust fumes washed off the car entering waterways and causing damage to the eco-system.
The car wash operates a drop off and collect service, which means shoppers can leave their cars to be washed while they shop, and collect them when they’re ready to leave.
Claire Daniel, White River Place Centre Manager said: “The new car wash is absolutely fantastic – you would never believe that you could get such a perfectly clean, glistening finishing using just half a litre of water but it really does work. Since slashing the parking prices earlier in the year the White River car park has been incredibly busy, and the introduction of the car wash is a great example of how we are trying to improve the experience for shoppers by offering extra services that they won’t find elsewhere.”
Alan Beal, Managing Director of 2G Services added: “I’d like to thank Claire and all the team at White River Place for helping us to get settled in and promoting the car wash. The reaction we’ve had from shoppers so far has been fantastic – you really do need to try it for yourself to see just how efficient our eco-friendly system is.”
Car washes at White River Place are available from £6 per car, on the lower level of the car park.
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