GreenFleet showcases the biggest collection of EVs in Scotland
Visitors to GreenFleet Scotland in Edinburgh will be given the opportunity to touch, taste and experience the latest low emission vehicles, including the Vauxhall Ampera, Nissan LEAF and Citroen C-ZERO.
2012 will be the fourth year that GreenFleet, in association with the Energy Saving Trust and O2, has staged the event at Ingliston. Last year, feedback from both the visitors to the event and the organisations that took part has been extremely favourable. Duncan Inglis of Angus Council said: "The seminars were very informative, and there was a good selection of related products and suppliers available."
This years event will see 4 seminar sessions, with the theme being "2020 Vision - Where Green Becomes Clear". We move from the combustion engine, driver training and fuel efficient driving technology on to what we can expect from the manufacturers. Another session will look at EV's, Plugged-in Places (PiP) and Plugged-in Fleets initiative (PiFi), the leasing of EVs and a case study. Following lunch will be a session on hydrogen, and we wrap up with the GreenTech Debate. More information on speakers, and general event timings, can be found here
Ian Murdoch, EST Scotland, stated: "With staggering results demonstrated by last years Fuel Efficient Driving Experience, people will undoubtedly be interested in taking fuel efficient driver training sessions. In Scotland, the Energy Saving Trust can offer individuals fuel efficient driver training at a heavily subsidised cost of £12 for 50 minutes of training. Average results from this training are 15% of fuel saving. This can equate to two months’ worth of fuel. So for £12 you can potentially save hundreds of pounds. If you are in Scotland and would like to access this training, please phone your local Energy Saving Scotland advice centre on 0800 512 012 and ask about fuel efficient driver training.”
Attendance is free of charge to qualifying individuals in the fleet management and associated industries, but places at the event are limited. Make sure you register now.
David Room, Sales Manager for Elektromotive commented: "The show was well balanced with focused seminars. Coupled to the fact the mix of exhibitors included both local and national companies, this gave the show a balanced in-site to the potential growth in the electric vehicle market in Scotland.
"A secondary benefit in being a comparatively small event allowed our team time to understand the specific requirements and needs of our visitors. This has been reflected in our commercial success as since the show Elektromotive have installed over 100 standard charging points and three rapid chargers across Scotland”.