PBA attended the GreenFleet Southampton Event held at St Mary’s Stadium on Thursday 8th June. The event was held by GreenFleet in association with Southampton City Council to promote the use of electric and hybrid vehicles towards a more sustainable future.
A number of speakers detailed the electric and hybrid vehicle industry via a series of presentations. Quentin Willson, a former Top Gear presenter, was the main speaker throughout the day providing an insight to his own experiences of electric and hybrid cars.
The main concerns addressed were the charging time of the battery and the range the vehicles can travel before needing to be recharged. Industry trends have responded to customer demands with most chargers able to recharge a vehicle to 80% within 30 minutes. In addition, the range that electric vehicles can travel before needing to recharged can reach up to 160/180 miles
Southampton City Council provided information on the future plans for the city, with other speakers providing information on electric charging provision and government grants available.
Nissan, BMW and Snows Group were also present on the day with a series of vehicles available for test driving!