Saturday July 27th will see the second Electric Vehicle Exposition at Grampian Transport Museum at Alford. This is an opportunity for EV enthusiasts to gather and share with the public their experiences of what is the fastest growing section of motoring in the UK and world-wide. This year’s event has attracted the attention of two of the leading electric vehicle manufacturers with Tesla attending with their full range, including the recently released new Model 3, and Peter Vardy Jaguar bringing along the new electric Jaguar I-PACE.
Museum curator Mike Ward is very pleased with the response so far “We held our first electric vehicle event last year in support of our ‘It’s electric’ exhibition in the museum. This tells the amazing story of how Aberdeen chemist Robert Davidson is historically recorded as the first person in the world to create an electrically powered carriage which, in 1839, ‘carried two people across the rough wooden floor’ of his Canal street workshop.
“This event began as a gathering of local electric car owners to share their ownership experiences with local people who are considering the benefits of zero emissions motoring but who might be unsure how it all works in real life. This year’s event takes it one step further, with Tesla bringing their exciting new Model 3 and Jaguar their highly acclaimed Jaguar I-PACE which is currently selling in very high numbers in the USA. Their support means a lot to the museum, it is recognition of the relevance and topicality of our ‘Probing the Future’ exhibition which brings museum visitors right up to speed with the development of electric and autonomous vehicles.
“Tesla, Peter Vardy Jaguar and a number of our event entrants have also kindly offered to give visitors who are seriously considering EV ownership a passenger trip in some of their cars around our arena to enable them to experience for themselves the benefits of travelling with zero emissions and the environmental benefits that will ensue.
“All owners of pure electric cars will be welcome to bring their vehicles into the arena join in the event, they will be made very welcome.”
Entrance to the EV Expo is open to all museum visitors for no extra charge between 12noon and 4pm, with the passenger trips, by arrangement, between 2-4pm.