Car of the future leads drive for electric vehicles

Car of the future leads drive for electric vehicles

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Eco Emergency Event looks at range of environmental issues.

A Tesla, one of the most sought-after cars on the market will be one of the attractions at the Eco Emergency Event being held in Inverurie this Saturday.

It is owned by adventurer Chris Ramsey a pioneer of overland and endurance electric journeys who is one of the speakers at the event.

Chris is best known for tackling a 10,000 mile adventure in a Nissan LEAF electric car in 2017, travelling through Romania, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Russia, attracting global media attention along the way. Over the years, he has travelled through more than 20 countries by electric vehicle.

Organised by Garioch Women for Change, the one-day Eco conference will examine some of the most crucial issues affecting the environment and what can be done to address them.  There will be 11 different seminars, delivered by speakers from across Scotland.

Garioch Women for Change was formed in April 2018 as a discussion group for women with the purpose of encouraging women to participate in politics and in their local community.

Lynne Copland, group member and event co-organiser, said the topics cover everything from electric vehicles to veganism, green energy and recycling projects.

“We have an excellent line up of speakers leading the seminars,” she said. “These run throughout the day and we encourage anyone with an interest in the environment to come along. The event is free and open all but there is pre-registration for seminars.”

In addition to the seminars, there will be a number of exhibition stands.  A representative from the Scottish Parliament will also be in attendance to gather views on the Scottish Government’s Climate Change Plan which is due to be published later this year.

The event has been supported by the National Lottery Community Fund.

The results of a competition for local schools will be announced on the day.

The Eco Emergency Event, takes place in Inverurie Town Hall on Saturday, March 7 from 10am-4pm. To register for a seminar, email