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Understanding how to transition to EVs event, Cheshire, 21 May 2024

A range of the latest electric vehicles (EVs) will be on display, with some available for test drives, at the ‘Understanding how to transition to Electric Vehicles’ event on Tuesday 21 May at the Civic Hall, Ellesmere Port, when organisations in Cheshire can find out how to save money – and reduce emissions – by going electric. Speakers at the event will highlight financial incentives available, including how savings of up to 40% on electric vehicles can be achieved through salary sacrifice.

Businesses can also talk to organisations offering solutions in areas such as EV chargers, renewable energy and sustainable transport.

The free event will feature presentations from speakers including Stellantis, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Green Car Guide, Energy Saving Trust, SP Energy Networks and Groundwork.

Electric vehicles on display at the event will include:

BMW i5

BMW iX2

BYD Atto 3

BYD Seal

Ford E-Transit

Ford Mach-E

Genesis GV60

Genesis GV70

Genesis GV80

Hyundai IONIQ 5 N

Hyundai IONIQ 6

MINI Cooper

Peugeot E-2008

Peugeot E-308

Vauxhall Astra Electric

Vauxhall Mokka Electric

Volkswagen ID.7

Volkswagen ID. Buzz.

The following EVs will be available for test drives:

Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model Y

Toyota bZ4X

Toyota Proace City van

Other exhibitors on hand to help with switching to electric will include:

Char.gy

Connected Energy

DriveElectric

E.ON Drive

Health Box

Joju Solar

TB Electrics

Trojan Energy.

The agenda for the event is as follows:

Welcome

David Thornton

Principal Transport Planner (Electric Vehicles)

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Sarah Bailey

CEO

West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce

EVs & business benefits

Paul Clarke

Founder & Editor

Green Car Guide

Understanding EV charging options and grants for business

Richard Mallender

Regional Account Manager with the Local Government Support Programme

Energy Saving Trust

David Thornton

Principal Transport Planner (Electric Vehicles)

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Moving to a net zero electricity network

Rachel Shorney

Strategic Optimisation Team Manager

SP Energy Networks

Cheshire West and Chester Council charging update

David Thornton

Principal Transport Planner (Electric Vehicles)

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Transitioning to EVs – local business case studies

Transition to eHGV

Matthew Farrell

Farrells

EV fleet and workplace charging in practice

Greg Watson

Health & Safety and FM Manager

EA Technology

How EVs are part of a business energy audit around renewables

Greville Kelly

Director

Groundwork CLM

Transitioning to an EV factory

Dianne Miller

Ellesmere Port Plant Director

Stellantis

In addition to the main presentations running from 8am to 10am, there will be specialist presentations from 10am on subjects such as developing local EV charging infrastructure through the forthcoming new LEVI (Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure) charging network.

Event delegates will receive a free downloadable Electric Vehicle Business Toolkit, providing essential information for organisations about EVs and charging.

Following the business breakfast presentations, the event will be open to the public from 10am to 2pm.

To secure a free place at the ‘Understanding how to transition to Electric Vehicles’ event from 8am to 10am, which includes breakfast refreshments, businesses need to register at: Council helps businesses and residents switch to electric vehicles | Cheshire West and Chester Council

The ‘Understanding how to transition to Electric Vehicles’ event on Tuesday 21 May 2024 is being run by Cheshire West and Chester Council in order to support businesses to transition to EVs, and to provide an update about Cheshire West and Chester Council’s LEVI (Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure) charging network.

Electric vehicles at the event, organised by Let’s Experience Electric, will be supplied by BYD Chester, Halliwell Jones, Lindop Toyota Queensferry, Lookers Vauxhall, M53 Ford, Swansway Peugeot, Tesla Chester, Wrexham Volkswagen and Volkswagen Van Centre Wrexham.