A local car retailer is hosting its collection of all new electric vehicles at an immersive electric vehicle event in the grounds of Oxfordshire’s historic Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Waylands will be holding an exhibition of electric vehicles at EV Live at Blenheim Palace on 7 and 8 May.
The Waylands exhibition will feature a range of brands and electric car models on display, including Volvo’s XC40 and C40, for visitors to explore and learn more about.
Visitors to the event can test-drive electric vehicles, learn about charge-points from local suppliers, the government grants available for new electric vehicles, and have any questions or concerns answered by a team of experts.
John O’Hanlon, Chief Executive at Waylands, said: “With the government set to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030, events like this offer a perfect opportunity to learn more about the technology in electric vehicles, and to explore the wide range of choices that are now available.
“Many drivers are still yet to drive an electric car, which makes this event a fantastic opportunity to test-drive the vehicles, discover more about their infrastructure and hear expert advice for when the time arrives to make the switch.”
Waylands is committed to a net-zero future, and has plans to provide 80 chargers including 14 superchargers, designed to cater for Waylands’ expanding range of new and used electric vehicles.
The retailer recently received the Electric Vehicle Accreditation, EVA, for its recognition in promoting more sustainable transport options. The accreditation recognises how the retailer educated local people about the gradual move towards electric vehicles ahead of the government’s plan to end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030.
Visitors looking to attend this event should visit blenheimpalace.com/ev-live for further information. Tickets are available via the Blenheim Palace website: https://www.blenheimpalace.com/whats-on/events/ev-live/
Volvo has one of the most ambitious electrification plans in the automotive industry. Not only was it the first manufacturer to offer a plug-in hybrid version of every car it sells, by 2025 it aims for 50 per cent of its global sales to consist of fully electric cars, with the rest hybrids. By 2030, Volvo plans for every car it sells to be fully electric.
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