A SHOWCASE about the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) will be held in Ellesmere Port in May.

The event, which has been organised by the Council, will take place at the Civic Hall on Tuesday, May 21.

Highlighting all areas of the process including forthcoming vehicle releases, grants, how to select and install EV charging and providing opportunities to test drive EVs, the event will open to businesses from 8am to 10am and the public from 10am until 2pm.

Specialist speakers will be joined by around 20 exhibitors.

Stellantis will also be presenting on how their Ellesmere Port plant has been remodelled to support EV production.

Cheshire West and Chester Council recently secured £2m from the The Office of Zero Emission Vehicles’ (OZEV) Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) fund to enable an initial installation of around 600 charges, with approximately 300 in car parks and 300 on-street locations across the borough. The initial installation phase will start in late 2024 and is expected to take around five years.

Businesses wishing to attend the EV showcase will need to register for free to attend.

Those wishing to test drive an EV can download a DVLA licence check to speed up the registration process on the day. Driving licence and NI number will also be required.

More information about the event is available via the Council’s website.