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Local businesses hail electric vehicles in Great Yarmouth as the way forward

Some 60 local businesses, green-tech suppliers, installers and electric vehicle dealerships came together recently as part of the Great Yarmouth - Charging Ahead event.

Held at the Yarmouth Stadium on Thursday, November 23, and facilitated by Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Visit Great Yarmouth and the Great Yarmouth Town Centre Partnership, representatives of local businesses took to the road to test drive leading electric vehicles (EVs) including Toyota, Nissan, Ora, VW, Hyundai, Maxus, Mercedes Vans, Tesla and Porsche. Businesses also gained information about how adding EVs to a company fleet can save money as well as the environment.

Great Yarmouth - Charging Ahead marked the start of a ground-breaking series of local sustainability events aimed at bringing together clean-growth companies eager to embrace and champion eco-friendly practices for a more sustainable future.

Organised in partnership with Let's Experience Electric, Great Yarmouth - Charging Ahead brought together industry leaders, sustainability experts and motivated green-thinking local businesses in a collaborative effort to explore and implement practical solutions for environmental responsibility.

Experts and business leaders took to the stage to deliver insightful keynote sessions and engage in panel discussions, sharing their experiences, successes and challenges in integrating sustainability into their operations.

A vibrant exhibition area showcased sustainable products, services and technologies, allowing businesses to explore and adopt eco-friendly alternatives that align with their sustainability goals, as well as providing the opportunity to test drive some of the newest, all-electric vehicles.

Attendees received a wealth of free resources, guides and toolkits to support their ongoing sustainability efforts. The resource hub will continue to serve as a valuable repository for businesses navigating the path towards a more environmentally conscious future.

Councillor Paul Wells, Great Yarmouth Borough Council's portfolio holder for environment and sustainability, licensing and waste, said: ''This event marked a pivotal moment in the council's ongoing journey to build a more sustainable and prosperous future for Great Yarmouth. Working towards Net Zero emissions is a key part of our Sustainability Strategy and this was an excellent opportunity for companies to find out more about how it can benefit their business.''

Councillor Daniel Candon, Great Yarmouth Borough Council's portfolio holder for economic development and growth, said: "The positive response to Charging Ahead reaffirms our belief that local businesses are eager to embrace sustainability coupled with economic growth. ''This event marked the beginning of a transformative journey towards Net Zero and a greener, more resilient business community."

Last modified on 07 December 2023

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