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Electric car rally in south-west

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ELECTRIC cars across Cornwall hit the roads and ventured across the South-West in one of the country’s first-ever electric car rallies. 

More than 40 ‘green’ vehicles assembled at Truro’s Lemon Quay and made their way across the county, passing by Trelissick Gardens and boarding the iconic King Harry Ferry, before finishing the 26-mile circuit at the Cornwall Hotel in St Austell.

The event helped raise the awareness of electric vehicles in Cornwall and was organised by Hawkins Motors, which has Peugeot Dealerships in Hayle, Penryn and St Austell, and supported by Ecodrive, one of the UK’s leading independent advisors on electric vehicle infrastructure.

Johnny Hawkins, director of Hawkins Motors, said: “The event demonstrated a real passion for electric motors throughout the county. This first event brought together environmentally friendly car-owners and enthusiasts and helped to raise the profile and change people’s perspectives when it comes to alternative travel.

“With commitment from the Government to cover up to 75% of the cost of installing charging points for electric vehicles in garages and driveways, the UK is set to become global leaders for low-carbon motoring, and Cornwall is certainly ahead of the game.”

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