Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Electric vehicles take centre stage at CARICOM Energy Month

Photo: unsplash.com/ Michael Marais

Photo: unsplash.com/ Michael Marais

The future of electronic vehicles (EVs) will be showcased on Friday at a virtual roadshow.

The ‘Take a Drive’ Virtual Electric Vehicle Roadshow is one of the activities of CARICOM Energy Month which is being held under the theme “A Resilient Community: Energy at the Centre”.

The two-hour virtual tour will be hosted by the CARICOM Secretariat and the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE).

CCREEE said the roadshow will feature video presentations and a question-and-answer session. These presentations will allow participants to virtually experience EVs and discuss the operation, maintenance, as well as, the cost and types of vehicles available in the Caribbean.

Dr Gary Jackson, Executive Director of the CCREEE said: “To guide the development of the electric mobility sector within the region, the CCREEE – as a member of the Regional Electric Vehicle Working Group – developed a framework for the Regional Electric Vehicle Strategy on behalf of the working group.”

CCREEE said the region stands to benefit from a comprehensive approach when the strategy for EVs is implemented.

The virtual tour will be presented by Jackson, along with Joanna Edghill of Megapower Ltd,  Visham Babwah of the Trinidad and Tobago Automotive Dealers Association and Xavier Gordon of Xergy Limited.

Registration for the tour is open.

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