First Electric Carnival rolls out to showcase plug-in vehicles

Stuart Smith News

A new road show giving residents the opportunity to find out more about electric vehicles and available charging points will roll out in Aberdeenshire this month.

The Electric Carnival will showcase a range of electric vehicles including models such as Audi’s e-Tron and BMW’s i-8, along with the Nissan Leaf.

It will roll into the main car parks of towns across Aberdeenshire between 10am and 3pm on dates throughout September and into October:

Inverurie, Market Square on Sunday, September 6 2015

Peterhead, Broad Street car park on Sunday, September 13 2015

Westhill, Arnhall Business Park on Thursday, September 17 2015

Aberdeen, Woodhill House, Westburn Road on Fri, September 18 2015

Fraserburgh, Saltoun Square on Sunday, September 20 2015

Huntly, The Square on Sunday, September 27 2015

Ellon, Market Square on Sunday, October 4 2015

Speaking ahead of the events, Chairman of the council’s Infrastructure Services Committee, Cllr David Aitchison, said: “This is a really exciting time for sustainable transport.

“As well as realising that walking and cycling for short journeys, car sharing, and using public transport for their daily commutes can be very enjoyable, people are beginning to recognise the advantages of low-emission vehicles.

“Aberdeenshire Council is already supporting this emerging technology by working in partnership with Transport Scotland to provide a charging network for plug-in cars.”

Vice-chair of the committee, Cllr Stephen Smith, continued: “By the end of autumn 2015, there will be a charging point in 11 of our key towns and the council’s fleet is already using a number of electric vans.

“The Electric Carnival will give residents an opportunity to find out more about electric cars in a fun and family-friendly environment so please do come along when it rolls into a town near you.”

For more details on charging points available in Aberdeenshire please visit: http://www.greenerscotland.org/greener-travel/elec…

First Electric Carnival rolls out to showcase plug-in vehicles