25 January 2017
Quentin Willson and Charlie Elphicke MP met Secretary of State for Transport, Chis Grayling, to discuss public EV test drive events. The MP for Dover and Deal and transport campaigner Willson are lobbying for a national programme of free public test drive events for electric cars at UK shopping centres and major events to increase awareness of the financial benefits of plug-in cars. While fleets and public sector drivers have embraced plug-in vehicles the general public remains broadly unconvinced. Charlie Elphicke said ‘the meeting was a massive success’ and is keen to hold the first event in his Kent constituency. Chris Grayling said the idea has ‘great potential’ and will be discussing a pilot project.