Horsham Council stages EV event

Horsham District Council in West Sussex hosted a free to attend electric vehicle (EV) event on Friday 24 May that was attended by hundreds of people eager to learn more about how zero emission transport could both benefit them and help address climate change challenges.

Many attendees took the opportunity to take a free test drive in a host of EVs at the event from a broad selection of brands such as Tesla, BMW, Volkswagen, Mini, Renault, Lexus, Ford and others, as well as the London Electric Vehicle Company with their all-electric black cab fleet including wheelchair access vehicles.

Horsham District Council’s Cabinet Member for Climate Action and Nature Recovery Cllr Colette Blackburn chaired presentations and a question and answer session. A keynote speaker from Connected Kerb, one of the UK’s largest EV charge network, who are responsible for the roll out of charge points throughout West Sussex, shared details of charging solutions which are easily accessible for all types of user.

Their Brand Ambassador, former rugby league star Martin Offiah MBE, shared his own personal experience of switching to EV driving.

Technical experts from Energy Savings Trust shared information on the grants and funding available to help people make the switch, where charge points could be fitted, and how to install them.

Cllr Blackburn commented: “I am delighted that this event was such a success and so well attended by a such a wide range of people with differing motoring needs from across the region.

(Pic – Horsham District Council)


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