by David on Monday, April 22nd, 2013. Speaker
David was honoured to launch the national Edrive event recently, where some cutting edge sustainable transport technologies were showcased for the first time. A keen supporter of the environment and sustainability, David said “I was so delighted to join the Edrive team for this flagship event. The environment around us is such an important part of who we are, I truly feel we should be doing everything in our power to protect and preserve it – and there’s no better way than by investing in greener transport technologies.”
The event brought together ministers, manufacturers, press, retailers, and consumers to explore how ecar’s can offer real solution to our ever increasing transport needs.
ecar is bringing an electric vehicle charging infrastructure to Northern Ireland. The introduction of this infrastructure means that around 160 electric vehicle charging points will be installed in many towns and cities across Northern Ireland by the end of summer 2013.
The ecar project is also making grants of up to £1500 available for electric vehicle owners who install charging points in workplaces or in the home. This is the first project of its kind in Northern Ireland.
Electric vehicles are revolutionising the way people think about cars. With no tail-pipe CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions, the electric car is a step towards a more sustainable future. Pure electric vehicles use no petrol and no diesel. With fuel costs being a cause of concern to many, the switch to electric vehicles is becoming more appealing.
ecar is part of the UK-wide scheme called Plugged in Places (PIP) which provides government funding to regions that want to bring charging points to their area. There are also other ‘Plugged in Places’ schemes operating in London, the North East of England, East of England, Manchester, Scotland, and the Midlands.