EV enthusiasts driving to COP26 to accelerate global adoption

They are looking to show that EVs are easy to use and are calling for the sales of all new cars in Europe to be electric by 2030

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Electric vehicle (EV) drivers from around Europe will be heading to COP26 this November, calling for the sales of all new cars and light duty vans on the continent to be electric by 2030.

Representatives of the Electric Vehicle Drivers’ Association will be traveling to the summit in what is being labelled the ‘Electric Road to COP26’.

The drivers will begin their journey by charging their cars with renewable electricity at GRIDSERVE’s station in Essex, they will then travel to Grimsby to see the latest EV charging technology being developed by myenergi, visit the UK’s first battery Gigafactory in Northumberland, before the final charge in Falkirk, Scotland.

The drivers are looking to promote the adoption of EVs to members of the public and demonstrate their ease-of-use.

Transport currently accounts for 24% of global carbon emissions and the Association is hoping to instigate more change to the world’s roads and infrastructure through its odyssey.

Joel Levin, Global EV Alliance Chair, said: “A shift to electric transport is essential to quickly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce dangerous climate change, improve local air quality and people’s health in cities around the world.

“With the rapid improvements in EV technology and the new cars and vans coming into the market, it is entirely achievable.”