01 Jul 2022

Net zero Greater Manchester

Electricity North West brings Electric Vehicle Experience to MediaCityUK

Businesses are being invited to experience electric vehicles close-up at a free event hosted by Electricity North West at MediaCityUK this July.

The Electric Vehicles Experience will showcase a range of the latest electric vehicles and offers an opportunity to hear insights from industry leaders about the key role they play in net zero. Delegates will be able to test drive a range of popular electric vehicle models as well as find out more about sustainable travel solutions.

There will be talks from industry professionals on the importance of embracing electric vehicles as part of a business’s net zero journey, charging networks, the role of active travel, grants and tax incentives and support available for businesses to electrify their fleet, including from Electricity North West, the region’s electricity distribution network operator.

The Electric Vehicle Experience is at MediaCityUK Plaza from 8am to 11am on Thursday, 14th July, is free to attend and requires registration only.

The event is suitable for businesses operating fleets of vehicles and/or thinking about how to deliver new charging infrastructure, as well as rolling out schemes and incentives to encourage employees to make the transition.

Speakers on the day will include among others, Jonny Sadler, Strategic Decarbonisation Manager at Electricity North West; Laura Atkinson, Sustainability Manager, Peel L&P; Richard Hagan, Crystal Doors and Energy Saving Trust. The event is being delivered in partnership with Let’s Experience Electric and Elevate and some exhibitors on the day include Chorley Group, Volvo, Bolton KIA, eStar – Mercedes vans and RRG Lexus Bolton.

Jonny said: “Sales of new diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2030 and businesses in the North West need to be urgently exploring the opportunity to transform their fleets and car schemes through electrification.

“The benefits are easy to understand. Electric vehicles mean lower emissions and support firms’ net zero strategies. Recharging an electric vehicle is cheaper than filling up on petrol or diesel, especially now, with fuel prices reaching record highs during June. There are big financial savings to be made for both companies and employees.

“The Electric Vehicles Experience is a great opportunity for businesses to try electric vehicles for themselves, learn how they can make rapid progress on their journey to net zero and get practical answers from our experts. We will also be tackling misconceptions and busting the ‘urban myths’ that still exist in this area.”

This is a free event but places are limited, so anyone who is interested in attending is urged to book their place now here.


  • RRG Toyota Salford Quays
  • RRG Lexus Bolton
  • Volvo
  • Bolton KIA
  • Car Lease UK
  • Chorley Group
  • Manchester Bike Hire
  • Mer
  • Q-Park
  • Pod Point
  • Lookers Leasing
  • Lookers Volvo Stockport
  • Be.EV
  • Energy Saving Trust
  • Joju Charging
  • MAN TGE – MAN vans
  • eStar – Mercedes vans