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Shropshire goes electric! – Sunday 7 November 2021 

Related topics: Climate change / environment / Highways, transport and environmental maintenance / Partner organisations

Are you interested in owning an electric vehicle or bike? Do you want to find out more? 

Shropshire Council is excited to host an electric vehicle exhibition on Sunday 7 November 2021 from 10am until 3pm at the home of Shrewsbury Town Football Club, Montgomery Waters Meadow on Oteley Road in Shrewsbury. 

Shropshire goes electric! - on 7 November event infographic

Shropshire goes electric! – on 7 November

Everyone is welcome to come and find out more about the electric vehicles and bikes which are currently on the market from the people who sell them and the people who own them. There will also be plenty of information on how, when and where you can charge them. 

Local dealerships showcasing their vehicles at the event include Furrows, Greenhous and Budgen Motors, with more being confirmed all the time. 

Ian Nellins, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for climate change, natural assets and the green economy, said:-

“Interest in electric vehicles and bikes has increased significantly in recent months, and we’re extremely pleased to be able to offer everyone the chance to find out more about them and where you can charge them, with absolutely no pressure to buy. 

“We’ve always said we wanted Shropshire Council to be at the cutting edge of the fight against climate change and this is yet another example of how the council is leading the way.” 

Back in August 2021 the council announced that Shropshire is one of four regions to take part in the world-leading scheme to demonstrate how smart technology can be integrated into public EV chargers across the UK, to support the green energy revolution and collectively save consumers millions of pounds in the process. Shropshire was chosen due to reported high demand for public EV charging points from locals. People can find out more about the scheme Agile Streets here. 

At the time Ian said:- 

“Providing equal access to affordable electric vehicle charging across the country is a key part of our plan to become carbon net-neutral by 2030 and assist in the ambition for Shropshire as a whole to become carbon net-neutral in the same year. This scheme offers a great opportunity for local businesses and residents to have access to charging infrastructure that could save them hundreds of pounds every year. 

“Not only is this crucial as we move closer to the 2030 ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars, but it means that Shropshire can play its part in the green revolution.”