Electric vehicle fun at Energy Conference
Delegates will have the chance to try out the unique Segway vehicles and take a ride in a Renault Twizzy on Wednesday 7th November.
Segways are electric powered personal transport which are used for recreation, security patrols and just to get about as an alternative to scooters. Delegates will be issued with a helmet and shown how to glide around the South Inch, Perth, which is a short walk from the conference venue. All trips are weather permitting.
In addition to the Segways, Community Energy Scotland will offer delegates the opportunity of a trip along the Shore Road in the new two-seater Renault Twizzy. The Twizzy is one of the range of zero emission electric cars and vans offered by Renault. The Renault dealer in Perth is Ness Motors, who are providing the Twizzy as a demonstrator. The Twizzy is charged up by plugging a cable in to any 13amp socket.
Electric vehicles are seen as a way of changing from oil-based transport. Steven Watson of Community Energy Scotland said ‘The output from photovoltaics and small wind turbines is well suited to charging batteries. Electric vehicles are becoming more popular and mainstream supermini models like the Renault ZOE. Powering transport by renewable energy is great opportunity.’
Steven added ‘This session ends the conference and will give delegates a chance to enjoy themselves. There's no charge for delegates taking a Segway Glide or a Twizzy Ride!’
To book a place as a delegate for the conference click here http://www.communityenergyscotland.org.uk/events/650_community_energy_scotland_annual_conference
The use of the South Inch is by kind permission of Perth and Kinross Council.
Click here for more details about the Segway.
Here’s the link for Renault’s four electric ZE vehicles including the Twizzy and ZOE.
The Segways are provided by Segway Ecosse