Businesses are being invited to experience electric vehicles close-up at a free event hosted by Electricity North West at MediaCityUK in Manchester on 14 July. Green Car Guide will be there to provide independent and expert advice about electric vehicles.
The Electric Vehicles Experience will showcase a range of the latest electric vehicles and offers an opportunity to hear insights from industry leaders about the key role that EVs play in Net Zero. Delegates will be able to test drive a range of popular electric vehicle models as well as find out more about sustainable travel solutions.
There will be talks from industry professionals on:
• The importance of embracing electric vehicles as part of a business’s Net Zero journey
• Charging networks
• The role of active travel
• Grants and tax incentives and support available for businesses to electrify their fleet including from Electricity North West, the region’s electricity distribution network operator.
The Electric Vehicle Experience is at MediaCityUK Plaza from 8am to 11am on Thursday, 14th July. It is free to attend and requires registration only.
The event is suitable for businesses operating fleets of vehicles and/or thinking about how to deliver new charging infrastructure, as well as rolling out schemes and incentives to encourage employees to make the transition.
8am – Event begins.
8.30am – Introduction by Jonny Sadler – Electricity North West and Ilona Alcock – Elevate.
8.35am – Transitioning a commercial fleet by Paul George – Drax.
8.40am – Company Cars case study by Richard Hagan – Crystal Doors.
8.45am – Q&A with Laura Atkinson – Peel.
8.50am – EV Maintenance by Nile Henry – The Blair Project.
8.55am – Panel with Rachel Swiatek – Energy Saving Trust, Richard Hagan – Crystal Doors, Paul George – Drax, Nile Henry – The Blair Project, Jonny Sadler – Electricity North West.
9.30am – Wrap up with Jonny Sadler – Electricity North West and Ilona Alcock – Elevate.
9.30am – 11.00am – Test drives, networking and exhibition space open.
Latest Electric Cars from:
RRG Toyota Salford Quays, RRG Lexus Bolton, Marshalls Mercedes-Benz, Bolton KIA, Polestar, Lookers Volvo Stockport, Williams Group BMW, Williams Group Mini, Williams Group Jaguar, Renault Manchester.
Latest Electric Commercial Vehicles from:
Chorley Group – Citroen, Chadderton Motor Group – Maxus, MAN TGE – MAN vans, eStar – Mercedes vans.
JoJu Solar, Be.EV, Mer, Q-Park, Pod Point.
Lime Scooters, Manchester Bikes.
Car Lease UK, Lookers Leasing, Leasing Options.
GM Chamber, Energy Saving Trust, TfGM, Green Car Guide, Zemo, The Growth Company.
Jonny Sadler, Strategic Decarbonisation Manager at Electricity North West, says: “Sales of new diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2030 and businesses in the North West need to be urgently exploring the opportunity to transform their fleets and car schemes through electrification.
“The benefits are easy to understand. Electric vehicles mean lower emissions and support firms’ Net Zero strategies. Recharging an electric vehicle is cheaper than filling up on petrol or diesel, especially now, with fuel prices reaching record highs during June. There are big financial savings to be made for both companies and employees.
“The Electric Vehicles Experience is a great opportunity for businesses to try electric vehicles for themselves, learn how they can make rapid progress on their journey to Net Zero and get practical answers from our experts. We will also be tackling misconceptions and busting the ‘urban myths’ that still exist in this area.”
This is a free event but places are limited, so anyone who is interested in attending is urged to book their place now here