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29 June 23 Press Releases

EV Live Back at Blenheim

 

EV LIVE will take place between 7th - 9th July 2023 at Blenheim Palace

EV LIVE, sponsored by Auto Trader, will return for a second year at Blenheim Palace after a successful 2022 event that welcomed over 12,000 attendees. EV LIVE provides an opportunity to get up close to electric vehicles (EVs) firsthand and learn more about how the vehicles can fit into any lifestyle.

Featuring over 100 organisations who can demystify owning and charging EVs as well as wider sustainable lifestyle topics such as solar energy, battery storage and heat pumps, the event is open to all Blenheim Palace visitors to attend and will offer a variety of EVs to test drive.

Rory Reid, ex-Top Gear presenter and YouTube Director at Auto Trader will be on hand to give top buying advice, from which model will best suit your lifestyle to helping drivers understand 'Is now the right time to buy electric?'

Joining the line-up for the event is Abigayle Andre, also known as SheTalksCars, who will be hosting the Electric Stage on Friday. Abigayle is a car journalist, content creator and presenter who informs the public on all things cars, including going electric.

Blenheim Palace features the Marlborough Maze, a two-mile yew-tree based maze, and has recently opened a new adventure park for children, making the Palace a great family day out. Additionally, visitors to EV LIVE can expect a range of immersive, educational and entertaining features centred around EVs and sustainable living.

Ade Thomas, Founder of Green.TV Media, who host EV LIVE, commented: “Blenheim Palace is a World Heritage site steeped in history and provides an amazing family day out on any day of the year. Hosting EV LIVE at Blenheim provides a perfect backdrop for learning all about electric cars and following the huge success of the event in 2022, we are incredibly excited to be returning there with an even bigger and better event in 2023.”

Test drives are a centrepiece of EV LIVE with EVs being available to test drive across the three days with vehicles from BMW, MINI, Peugeot, Hyundai, Tesla, Ford, Nissan and new entrants, BYD and GWM ORA. There will also be several ebikes available to ride from Riese and Muller and Advanced.

Ade Thomas also added: “This year’s EV LIVE will feature a major new element, the Electric Stage, sponsored by OVO. This will deliver a rolling series of talks giving people a better understanding of how EVs and EV charging works, also giving drivers the opportunity to ask questions – as our experts are on hand to help demystify EVs.”

Electric vehicles will seem a daunting prospect to many, with lots of new terminology and new fueling methods to name a few key changes. EV LIVE is a brilliant opportunity for those who are curious to begin their EV journey, and if you’re an electric sceptic why not challenge us to win you over? This is a brilliant opportunity to learn about and experience EVs whilst enjoying a day out with the family, whatever your attitude to making the switch.”

Laura McNally, Co-Marketing Director at Auto Trader

Heather Carter, Managing Director Visitor Attraction at Blenheim Palace, said: “We are excited to be welcoming EV LIVE back to Blenheim Palace following the success of the inaugural event in 2022.

“This event provides the perfect opportunity to find out more about the world of electric vehicles as part of a great day out.

“We began electrifying our estate fleet of vehicles back in 2018 and have installed EV charging points at our Estate Office and outside the Palace,” she added.

In accordance with its 10 Goals Strategy, Blenheim is committed to becoming carbon neutral on scopes 1-3 of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) protocol across all its operations by 2027 and, beyond that, to remove 230,000 tonnes CO2e from the atmosphere by 2050.

Notes to editors

Details

EV LIVE will be held between the 7th and 9th July 2023 at Blenheim Palace.

Entrance to EV LIVE is included in the standard ticket price for entry to Blenheim Palace. For more details and to buy tickets please visit – www.blenheimpalace.com. Test drives can be booked here.

About Blenheim Palace

Home to the Dukes of Marlborough since 1705, Blenheim Palace was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

Steeped in history, the magnificent Palace is surrounded with over 2,000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown parkland and beautiful Formal Gardens. Tours, exhibitions and events showcase the splendour of ‘Britain’s Greatest Palace’ and deliver an unforgettable day out for all ages.

Blenheim Palace is also the birthplace of one of Britain’s most famous leaders, Sir Winston Churchill, and it was his father who described the vista on entering the Estate from the village of Woodstock as the ‘finest view in England’.

About Auto Trader

Auto Trader Group plc is the UK's largest automotive marketplace. Auto Trader listed on the London Stock Exchange in March 2015 and is now a member of the FTSE 100 Index.

The marketplace is where UK consumers buy and sell cars with the largest number of car buyers and the largest choice of trusted stock. Auto Trader exists to Drive Change Together. Responsibly and creating a diverse and inclusive culture is at the heart of the business. It is focused on changing how the UK shops for cars by providing the best online car buying experience and enabling all retailers to sell online. It aims to build stronger partnerships with its customers and use its voice and influence to drive more environmentally friendly vehicle choices.

Auto Trader publishes a monthly used car Retail Price Index which is based on daily pricing analysis of circa 900,000 vehicles, this data is used by the Bank of England and ONS to feed the broader UK economic indicators such as inflation and the CPI.

For more information, please visit www.plc.autotrader.co.uk

About Green.TV Media

Green.TV Media created the EV Summit six years ago. It is the leading high level business platform for emobility and led directly to a collaboration which deLIVEred the UK’s biggest EV hub, in Oxford, a £41 million project. See www.evsummit.biz for more information.

World EV Day was created in 2020 and has become the biggest mobility campaign of the year. In 2021 it had a traditional media reach of over 1 billion and trended on Twitter with over 300 million impressions. World EV Day takes place on 9th Sept – for more information visit www.worldevday.org

EV LIVE at Blenheim Palace was launched in 2022: a consumer facing EV driver experience and education event. In 2023, it will take place on 7/8/9 July – see www.evLIVEatblenheimpalace.co.uk for more details.

The Ebike Summit was the first ever high-level event for the ebike sector and brings industry and government together. This year it will take place on 5th Sept – see www.ebikesummit.org for more details.

Top Women in EV is an industry social media campaign to celebrate and propel women working across the emobility space. In 2022, Top Women in EV launched a mentoring campaign. Find out more at www.evsummit.biz/top-women-in-ev

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