EV and Low CO2 Fleet Show lights up way for greener fleets
Many industry figures and fleet decision makers took to the "home of British motor racing" for the opportunity to test-drive some of the latest vehicles arround the shortened Stowe Circuit and, despite the poor weather conditions, were in most cases upbeat about what the day had in store.
Making their UK debuts at the EV and Low CO2 Fleet Show were the Renault ZOE and the Peugeot 208, the former having been delivered straight from Renault's Paris headquarters under strict conditions. Other significant vehicles on show and available to drive included the Renault Twizy, Citroen DS5 HYbrid4, Nissan LEAF, Vauxhall Ampera, Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid, Lexus CT200h, Mini Cooper D and Infiniti M35h.
Several thought leaders that specialise in the area of Electric and low CO2 vehicles took to the stage at the event in a series of live debates and seminars. Copies of the seminar presentations can be downloaded HERE.
Event Organiser and Fleet World Managing Editor, Ross Durkin, said: 'Fleet managers have a duty to ensure that they are conversant with all the latest technology – not just what is available today but also what is in the pipeline from the major motor manufacturers and component suppliers. The fact that so many people turned out at the EV & Low CO2 Fleet Show clearly indicates that there is still a thirst for information on these technologies among professional fleet decision makers.
'Right from the start we approached the show from a ‘technology neutral’ perspective in that we wanted to provide information on the widest possible range of cars and technologies, rather than trying to persuade fleets down any one route, and this was very well received by the delegates. The seminars were particularly well attended and that can be attributed largely to the excellent quality of the presentations.
'We had excellent feedback from all the exhibitors and are already working on plans to develop the show next year,' he added.