Hundreds attend Sidmouth’s first Green Vehicle Show

PUBLISHED: 11:30 20 March 2012

The Green Vehicle Day organised by Sid Valley Energy Action Group. Cllr Stuart Hughes was in pole position as he officially opened the green day. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 5867-12-12AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

The Green Vehicle Day organised by Sid Valley Energy Action Group. Cllr Stuart Hughes was in pole position as he officially opened the green day. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 5867-12-12AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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MORE than 250 people attended Sidmouth’s first-ever Green Vehicle Show on Saturday.

Organisers of the Sid Vale Energy Action Group (SVEAG) event said it proved very popular.

Visitors who flocked to Sidmouth College had the chance to inspect and discuss a wide range of hybrid and electric cars from top manufacturers.

The purpose of the Show was echoed in talks given by Devon Drivers’ Centre and the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

“The attentive audience heard how the way we drive, and what we choose to drive, affects our driving costs and, of course, our carbon emissions,” said SVEAG chairman Derek Chant.

Duncan Hasell added: “The twelve exhibitors, all local, were impressed with the serious level of technical questions put to them, and with the demand for test drives.”

Visitors also saw Ecotricity’s demonstration charging point - the type being installed across UK’s motorways.

There was a constant buzz around the electric bikes stand, with a wide range of models to try.

A Fun Bike Ride took place before the show.

SVEAG members issued special thanks to Peter Blackman of AXcess Electric Bikes, in Honiton, and David Hodgkins of Sidmouth Cycles.

The group will welcome any feedback on the event and can be e-mailed at www.visionforsidmouth.org.


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