2020 will be a big year for Electric Vehicles with over 20 Battery Electric Vehicles and 10 new Plug in Hybrid Vehicles launching in the UK. With tax breaks and wider availability now is the time to look at going electric.
We’re here to answer the many questions surrounding Electric Vehicles including,
What happens when it rains? Isn’t electricity just as dirty as Petrol and Diesel? Can you get to the national speed limit? How do you drive long distances? How expensive is it to run an EV? How often do you need to change the batteries? Will an EV catch fire in a crash? How do I charge my EV, if I don’t have a driveway? How will the national grid cope with all the electric vehicles? How dirty is it to manufacture the batteries in an EV? … and many more.
Trust us we’ve heard them all!
Come along and talk to real owners who can tell you what life is like owning and living with these vehicles? We’ll have activities for the kids and maybe a prize or two!
EVs By The Sea is a FREE event to promote Electric Vehicles and renewable technologies in conjunction with Transition Town Worthing and their Eco Open Houses event.
So, it was the first meetup of the decade and was not a disappointment. We had 27 cars in attendance and were joined by representatives from both Engenie and Octopus. Leanne provided some amazing vegan chocolate chip cookies which were just demolished by the people attending. Even the rain for the last hour couldn’t spoil the chat and conversation.
The 4th EVs in the park was an amazing success with more than 230 cars in attendance. The field in Coventry War memorial park was almost completely full. This was a brilliant event, organised by Craig Tonge of the Renault Zoe and ZE Owners Group.
The 7th meetup was held again at Withdean Sports complex. This time we used the East entrance overflow car park which we had almost completely to ourselves. This event was also used to mark the 1st birthday of the club and also the club winning the trophy for Best Electric Vehicle Club 2019. It was a great day out with lots of chat and lots of cake. In total we had around forty cars in attendance including two Tesla Model 3’s and a gen 1 Roadster. There was also a rather lovely orange iPace.
The first ever Electric Vehicle Festival was held on the 28th July at the British motor museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire. In spite of the poor weather early on, the turnout was exceptional. More than 150 cars on display and lots of great conversation with the general public. For a first outing, the professionalism of the event was excellent. This should prove to be a great annual event for the community to get involved in. Massive thanks to Paul Middlicott for organising this. Very well done.
What an absolutely amazing, fulfilling time we had at FCL 2019. @B_McBeardface (Jon from KentEVs) managed to organise for us to have a stand at the event and we met lots of great people. We dispelled many myths and made many friends. My star car of the show was the converted Delorean. I am sure we all had our own favourites.
This was an event held at the Junction Pub in St Helens by Northwest EV Owners Group. Organised by Mark Gaudie, there were a lot of attendees and cars on show from different manufacturers including Jaguar, Tesla, Kia, Hyundai, Renault, Nissan. A great venue for meetup like this.
Another brilliant meetup with some great people. This was the 5th meetup for Sussex EVs and the 1st for our affiliated club Surrey EVs. The weather was excellent and the conversation was even better. I lost count of the numbers but at one point I made it 45 cars. So very similar to the Brighton figure. Very special thanks to Zita for the amazing bagels and cake. We all owe you a lot for all your hard work. That was great. Also a massive thank you to Warren for managing to wangle a Kia E-Niro for test drives. That is a seriously nice solid card which is silly quick but very refined with it.
Already looking forward to the next one. See you all soon.