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FREE ‘GOING ELECTRIC’ EVENT TO SHOWCASE LATEST IN ELECTRIC TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGY

Event Logo 2 DateThe inaugural ‘Going Electric’ event, the first on the Island dedicated to showcasing electric transport in all its forms, is set to take place at the Isle of Wight College on Sunday 31st July.

This free-to-attend event will bring together the Island’s leading providers of electric transport all in one place – not just for Electric Vehicles (EVs) but vans, bikes, drones, charging infrastructure and more.

Visitors can expect talks from leading experts on many aspects of the electric transport revolution including in the dedicated e-Bike zone, which will provide the perfect opportunity to see and test ride the latest electric bikes.

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Another popular area will be ‘Meet the Owner’ providing the perfect opportunity to meet EV owners and their cars, and ask questions about their day-to-day use of EVs and how they fit into their lives.

Going Electric will be the largest EV motor show to ever take place locally with the main dealers such as Harwoods, Leslies Motor Group, Premier Motors, Esplanade, Staddlestones, Snows and Central Garage on hand with the latest from Ford, MG, Kia, Suzuki, Toyota, Hyundai, Mercedes Benz, VW, Volvo, Citroen, BMW, Mini, Renault, Nissan, Peugeot and more.

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Visitors can expect see the latest EV xharge points for home and business together with innovations in aviation, e-Delivery and e-Cargo bikes.

There will also be demonstrations of the latest drone technology on the day, as well as the opportunity to take control of a telepresence robot.

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The event is presented by Wight Community Energy and supported by funding from Power to Change, with WightFibre as the event’s main sponsor.

Going Electric will open its doors from 10:00 to 16:00 on Sunday 31st July. Free entry and free parking. To find out more visit www.iowcommunityenergy.org/going-electric/.

Colin Palmer, Director of Wight Community Energy, says:

“The world is going electric. Millions of EVs are hitting the road each year, but the electric revolution is about much more than just cars. Wight Community Energy’s ‘Going Electric’ event will showcase the breadth and depth of this revolution in our mobility, showing what is happening now and where the electric future will take us. It is going to be an exciting ride!”

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4L0stoker
4L0stoker
1 month ago

So I have had an electric car for 48 hours as a demonstrator car was good however the financial services to purchase was not £450 per month for 36 months deposit £4000 end pay amount £12000 to charge the car at home cost £6 per charge that gives me 140 miles no lights on no radio so In winter battery won’t like the cold, lights on heater demist on will reduce the distance,consideration for no road tax car drives and acceleration is unbelievable nice steering balance meaning not too light on power steering, safety concerns no noise pedestrians and cyclists may not realise your approaching. Verdict would I invest in one answer No not yet Cost.

Paul
Paul
1 month ago

As I cannot charge an electric car at my residence I will give it a miss. Love my petrol engined car anyway.

Local
Local
1 month ago

Oh yeah, more small electric vehicles running riot on my Island. Only electric cars should be allowed.

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Sure4Law
Sure4Law
1 month ago

Ask the Vendors how many miles per battery charge you actually get and hold them to it. I achieved as little as 15 miles instead of the 31 quoted on my Golf GTE Hybrid. Another MPG Dieselgate in the making? Great car, but don’t expect the ranges quoted based on my experience.

JHVF
JHVF
1 month ago

EV’s as private cars are expensive gimmicks, when the inconveniences become more obvious the vast majority of people won’t buy them and the production of the huge amount of additional electricity needed is hardly going to be green.

Surfingwithsharks
Surfingwithsharks
1 month ago

More wasted money..i was interested in an electris bike but when i asked the bike mechanic at the bike shop he said dont bother, they havent sussed it out at all, he said he’s constantly replacing motors even Bosch ones! If the technology cannot be harnessed in a bicycle then why are we being bombarded by untested technology promoted by billionaire interests..i live in a flat, how does that work green goons?

Incredible !!
Incredible !!
1 month ago

E cars maybe good, but if in a council flat, where we supposed to plug it in, when living on top floor ?? Can imagine extension leads hanging out of windows, all year round.. more fires !!

Ed Down
Ed Down
1 month ago

Sorry I cant afford the petrol to get there

WakeUpPeople
WakeUpPeople
1 month ago

Will there be a nice display tent there showing us all how the millions of lithium batteries will be recycled? No? Or another display showing us all how the electricity for these fossil free fuelled cars will be generated by, er, fossil fuels? Will we get there at all anyway if Wightfibre are involved as surely the roads to the event will all be dug up laying fibre cables……..

 

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