Representatives of electric motorists’ associations from various European countries address the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow to support the call for faster decarbonization of renewable energy transportation.
Along the way, they will visit GRIDSERVE, myenergi and Britishvolt before heading to the Arnold Clark Center for Innovation in Glasgow. At COP26, they will demand that all sales of new cars and light trucks have a plug by 2030 and 100% zero emissions by 2035 at the latest in the 28 countries represented by the Global Electric Vehicle Drivers Alliance (GEVA).
Electric vehicle drivers on the electric track to COP26 charge with 100% renewable electricity at the GRIDSERVE Electric Concourse in Essex on Friday morning, October 29. GRIDSERVE’s leading power plants and power centers are part of the GRIDSERVE Electric Highway, a UK-wide electric vehicle charging network powered by carbon-neutral sustainable energy. GRIDSERVE is presenting test drives for the electric vehicle to the public at the Braintree Electric meet over the weekend.
The next stop for electric car drivers is myenergi in Grimsby, where they can see some of the latest carbon-free home energy and electric car charging solutions. myenergi designs and manufactures smart technology for the green home, including the bestselling electric car charger, the zappi.
European drivers will then stop at Britishvolt’s Battery Gigaplant site in Northumberland, where construction began on September 6 in the country’s first large-scale battery manufacturing of its kind. The facility will initially produce sustainable, low-carbon battery cells for electric vehicles.
Meanwhile, a few miles away, in the aptly named Blyth Battery, members of the public can sign up to test drive electric cars with Octopus Electric Vehicles and meet automotive journalist Quentin Wilson, who will debunk popular car myths. With Octopus Energy CEO Fiona Howarth.
This site-specific event will allow members of the Electric Vehicle Drivers Club to park their car on site in Campois and see the area of the 93-hectare plot.
Drivers will test the charging of the Scottish electric car at Forth Valley College in Falkirk before finishing in Glasgow at the Arnold Clark Innovation Centre.
Electric vehicle drivers are heading to COP26 in Glasgow to:
Support the call for faster decarbonization of transport globally
Increase public awareness of the benefits of electric vehicles to the environment and health, reduce carbon emissions and help improve air quality.
Strengthening the voice of electric vehicle drivers’ associations worldwide that work with GEVA.
Transportation accounts for 24% of direct carbon dioxide emissions from fuel combustion globally, of which land vehicles account for nearly 75%. GEVA is calling for action now to switch from vehicles that burn fossil fuels to vehicles that run on clean, renewable electricity. A rapid transition towards zero-emission electric transport is currently being achieved in many countries, which can be accelerated through supportive policies.
The electric route to COP26 is regulated by EVA England, EVA Scotland, GEVA and local EV groups (NEXUS). Octopus Electric Vehicles offers electric vehicles for driving opportunities on select road locations. Planet Mark’s Zero Carbon tour bus will join Glasgow’s Electric Road.
“This is a very exciting moment in time, and we are clearly at an inflection point for electric vehicle adoption. Plate tectonics are changing. The road trip highlights the great excitement surrounding COP26 and the global energy transition. It also highlights some of the key names leading the UK on The roadmap to a sustainable future,” said Quentin Wilson, automotive journalist.
EVA England provides a voice for electric vehicle drivers in England. People can follow updates on Electric Road to COP26 and share the message about the need to decarbonize global transportation faster through the EVA England website and on Twitter @EVAEOfficial.
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