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    Industry Event: Stellantis to be part of the speaker line-up at the ‘Understanding how to transition to EVs’ event, 21 May, Cheshire

    Dianne Miller, Plant Director at Stellantis’ Ellesmere Port factory, will talk about ‘Transitioning to an EV factory’, joining other speakers such as Paul Clarke from Automotive Comms and Green Car Guide.

    A range of the latest electric vehicles (EVs) will also be on display, with some available for test drives, at the ‘Understanding how to transition to Electric Vehicles’ event on Tuesday 21 May at the Civic Hall, Ellesmere Port, when organisations can find out how to save money – and reduce emissions – by going electric. Speakers at the event will highlight financial incentives available, including how savings of up to 40% on electric vehicles can be achieved through salary sacrifice.

    Businesses can also talk to organisations offering solutions in areas such as EV chargers, renewable energy and sustainable transport.

    The event will feature presentations from speakers including Stellantis, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Green Car Guide, Energy Saving Trust, SP Energy Networks and Groundwork.

    Electric vehicles on display at the event will include the BMW i5, BMW iX2, BYD Atto 3, BYD Seal, Ford E-Transit, Ford Mach-E, Genesis GV60, Genesis GV70, Genesis GV80, Hyundai IONIQ 5 N, Hyundai IONIQ 6, MINI Cooper, Peugeot E-2008, Peugeot E-308, Vauxhall Astra Electric, Vauxhall Mokka Electric, Volkswagen ID.7 and the Volkswagen ID. Buzz. The Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model Y, Toyota bZ4X and the Toyota Proace City van will be available for test drives.

    Other exhibitors on hand to help with switching to electric will include, Connected Energy, DriveElectric, E.ON Drive, Health Box, Joju Solar, TB Electrics and Trojan Energy.

    The agenda for the event is as follows:


    David Thornton

    Principal Transport Planner (Electric Vehicles)

    Cheshire West and Chester Council

    Sarah Bailey


    West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce

    EVs & business benefits

    Paul Clarke

    Founder & Editor

    Green Car Guide

    Understanding EV charging options and grants for business

    Richard Mallender

    Regional Account Manager with the Local Government Support Programme

    Energy Saving Trust

    David Thornton

    Principal Transport Planner (Electric Vehicles)

    Cheshire West and Chester Council

    Moving to a net zero electricity network

    Rachel Shorney

    Strategic Optimisation Team Manager

    SP Energy Networks

    Cheshire West and Chester Council charging update

    David Thornton

    Principal Transport Planner (Electric Vehicles)

    Cheshire West and Chester Council

    Transitioning to EVs – local business case studies

    Transition to eHGV

    Matthew Farrell


    EV fleet and workplace charging in practice

    Greg Watson

    Health & Safety and FM Manager

    EA Technology

    How EVs are part of a business energy audit around renewables

    Greville Kelly


    Groundwork CLM

    Transitioning to an EV factory

    Dianne Miller

    Ellesmere Port Plant Director


    In addition to the main presentations running from 8am to 10am, there will be specialist presentations from 10am on subjects such as developing local EV charging infrastructure through the forthcoming new LEVI (Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure) charging network.

    Event delegates will receive a free downloadable Electric Vehicle Business Toolkit, providing essential information for organisations about EVs and charging.

    Following the business breakfast presentations, the event will be open to the public from 10am to 2pm.

    To secure a free place at the ‘Understanding how to transition to Electric Vehicles’ event from 8am to 10am, which includes breakfast refreshments, businesses need to register at: Council helps businesses and residents switch to electric vehicles | Cheshire West and Chester Council

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    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham