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Council to showcase electric cars

EV-ENT coming to Newbury on Saturday

Wil Walker

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Wil Walker

Electric car charging

WEST Berkshire Council and the West Berkshire Green Exchange have again joined forces for a showcase event for electric and plug-in hybrid cars.

The EV-ENT will take place between 10am and 4.30pm on Saturday, May 28, in Northbrook Street, Newbury, giving people the chance to find out more about the environmentally- friendly vehicles.

West Berkshire Council’s executive member for the environment, Marcus Franks, said: “The council is pleased to support this forward-thinking event.

“These types of car play an important role in our air quality action plan for Newbury and towards helping people to change the way they move around to reduce vehicle emissions and help reduce congestion.

“Anybody considering changing their current vehicle should be evaluating these more energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly options.”

Chairman of West Berkshire Green Exchange, Richard Foster, said: “People are looking at this vehicle technology as a serious option to get the balance between low-emission driving, value for money and practicality.

“It’s time to dispel the myths surrounding electric and hybrid cars. They are high performance, fun to drive, and hybrid technologies give long range.”

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  • grumpy

    24/05/2016 - 09:09

    They are no good for long distance, and they take ages to charge up. And you can't beat the sound of a V8.

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