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Going Electric will be an ‘exciting ride’

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The first ever Going Electric event will take place at the Isle of Wight College on Sunday, July 31, and it’s a date to get in your diary now, as its going to be a fascinating day.

Dedicated to showcasing electric transport in all its forms – the event will feature not just Electric Vehicles (EVs), but vans, bikes, drones, charging infrastructure and more, together with talks from leading experts on many aspects of the electric transport revolution.

Everybody is welcome at the free-to-attend event, which will bring all the Island’s leading providers of electric transport into in one place. It will include the Island’s largest-ever EV motor show, with main dealers 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.

And just as useful as talking to those selling the vehicles, will be the ‘Meet the Owner’ zone, giving you the opportunity to meet EV owners and their cars, and get all your questions answered about the day-to-day use of EVs.

You will also see the latest EV charge points for home and business, together with innovations in aviation, e.Delivery and e.Cargo bikes, and you can find out more about the local plans to support all forms of electric transport and EV owners.

The dedicated e.Bike zone provides the perfect opportunity to test-ride the latest bikes and talk to experts about how an e.Bike could change your life.

Demonstrations of the latest developments in drone technology are bound to be popular, as will the opportunity to take control of a telepresence robot, technology that enables people to bring their talent, skill, and expertise to solve complex problems remotely.

Colin Palmer, director of Wight Community Energy, is excited about the day. He said: “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’s going to be an exciting ride!”

‘Going Electric’ will be the first public event on the Island to showcase the latest technologies and present visions of the future; a world of interconnected, pollution-free transport, where designers are using new technologies to develop all manner of exciting new products and services.

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

Going Electric is free to attend, with free parking and will be open from 10am to 4pm. To find out more visit: iowcommunityenergy.org/going-electric.