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Cookstown hosts ECAR driveshow

The ECARdrive Roadshow was in Cookstown on Wednesday morning (March 19). Pic by Sandra Vaisnoraite.

The ECARdrive Roadshow was in Cookstown on Wednesday morning (March 19). Pic by Sandra Vaisnoraite.

 

Cookstown hosted the ECAR DRIVESHOW on Wednesday morning at the Burnavon.

DRD Minister Danny Kennedy MLA along with DOE Minister Mark H Durkan spoke at the event run in conjunction with Cookstown District Council.

The series of electric vehicle information and test-drive events are currently being held at venues across Northern Ireland.

DRIVESHOW is a joint initiative between the Department for Regional Development and the Department of the Environment.

The events give private and business drivers an opportunity to see and test drive the latest electric vehicles on offer from manufacturers including BMW, Nissan, and Renault.

Minister Danny Kennedy said drivers of electric vehicles or ecars are now never more than around ten miles from a re-charging point.

“This is great news for the growing number of owners and for anyone thinking about using an electric car. New models are coming to market almost every month and with running costs of between two and three pence a mile, electric cars are a very real and sustainable option for drivers,” he added.

 
 
 

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