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One week to the Council’s event to help you switch to electric vehicles

There is just one week to go until Cheshire West and Chester Council’s first electric vehicle awareness event in Ellesmere Port Civic Hall on Tuesday 21 May.

The event is free to attend and open to everyone with an interest in switching to EVs and more sustainable motoring to help reduce carbon emissions on the borough’s roads.

At the ‘understanding how to transition to electric vehicles in business and at home’ event the first two hours is for businesses only (between 8am to 10am) and then doors open to the public from 10am until 2pm.

The event will showcase a broad range of EVs with the opportunity to get behind the wheel and go for a test drive. Experts will be on hand to give presentations and answers questions on all aspects of electric motoring; environmental performance, grants, salary sacrifice, operation costs, charging infrastructures and more.

Electric vehicles on display at the event will include the BMW i5, BMW iX2, BYD Atto 3, BYD Seal, Ford E-Transit, Ford Mach-E, MINI Cooper, Peugeot E-2008, Peugeot E-308, Vauxhall Astra Electric, Vauxhall Mokka Electric, Volkswagen ID.7 and the Volkswagen ID. Buzz. The Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model Y, Toyota bZ4X and the Toyota Proace City van will be available for test drives.

The Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, Strategic Transport and Highways, Councillor Karen Shore said:

“This event is all about educating people in the transition to zero emissions motoring, as transport is currently responsible for much of our roadside air pollution.

“If you are considering owning an EV or just want to find out more, then this event offers the perfect opportunity for you to do your research and ask any questions you may have.

“There is just a week to go so if you are a local business with lots of questions about how to swap to electric, please register to secure your place as soon as possible, so you can get the answers you need.”

Businesses need to register prior to attending the event but members of the public are free to walk in any time after 10am.  

Business tickets are available from Ticketsource.

To take part in the test drives, just download your DVLA licence check before you come, by visiting: 

www.viewdrivingrecord.service.gov.uk.

This will speed up your registration on the day, though checks on the day are possible if needed, just bring your driving licence and NI number.

More information and a draft agenda for the business segment of the event is on the Council’s website: 

www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/EVevent

Pictured - The Council's Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Strategic Transport, Councillor Karen Shore, with Principal Transport Planner (Electric Vehicles), David Thornton, outside the Civic Hall in Ellesmere Port.

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