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Four weeks to go to Council’s first electric vehicle awareness event

April 24, 2024
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Visitors at the event will be able to see the much-anticipated BYD Seal on display

There are just four weeks to go until Cheshire West and Chester Council’s first electric vehicle awareness event is held in Ellesmere Port, with both businesses and the public invited.

The Council has arranged everything relating to electric vehicles (EV) to be brought together under one roof.

The free ‘understanding how to transition to electric vehicles in business and at home’ event will be held at Ellesmere Port Civic Hall on Tuesday 21 May, with the first two hours solely for businesses, from 8am to 10am, and then open to the public from 10am until 2pm.

The event will include a range of keynote speakers to help businesses and organisations in their EV transition journey. These key presentation topics include tax savings, salary sacrifice, grant availability, vehicle choice, eHGV, suitable EV charging infrastructure and energy supply.

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:

Ticket source

With specialist speakers, and around 20 exhibitors, the event will include test drives and information on forthcoming vehicle releases.

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.

Stellantis will also be presenting on how their Ellesmere Port plant has been remodelled to support EV production.

Other exhibitors on hand to help with switching to electric will include, Connected Energy, DriveElectric, E.ON Drive, Health Box, Joju Solar, TB Electrics and Trojan Energy.

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

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

View or share your driving licence information (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 online:

Council helps businesses and residents switch to electric vehicles