Event aims to help businesses switch on to the benefit of Electric Vehicles


29th January 2018

North-east businesses are being encouraged to sign up for an event taking place next month where they can find out how to drive down their transport costs while helping reduce their carbon footprint.

The event, on Tuesday 6 February, is being hosted by Energy Saving Trust’s North-east Advice Centre at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dundee and is free to attend.

Guests will hear from experts on a range of subjects including grants and funding options, the benefits of switching to Electric Vehicles (EVs), eco driver training as well as being given the opportunity to test drive a range of vehicles from manufacturers including Tesla, BMW and Nissan.

David Mackay, Advice Centre Manager, said: “In a time where budgets are constantly being scrutinised, reining in transport costs can go a long way to ensuring business profits remain healthy.

“Coupled with this is the expectation on businesses to be seen to be doing their part to protect the environment and our business support services can equip companies with the knowledge and skills to be able to play their part while bringing down costs.

”I would encourage businesses from all sectors in the North-east, regardless of size, to attend this fantastic event.”

Abi Betney, Business Transport Advisor, added: “Every year we help hundreds of businesses across Scotland reduce their transport costs through Sustainable Transport Reviews, access to EV and Charge Point funding, employee engagement workshops and other services and our aim is always to engage with as many businesses as possible.

“Through this free event we hope to be able to help many more companies across the region drive down their costs and we hope our panel of speakers and guests will attract people to sign up.”

Anyone wishing to attend this free event can book a space in advance by visiting http://bit.ly/2F02IyA and further information on Energy Saving Trust’s business support programmes can be found by visiting www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/scotland/businesses-organisations


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