RAC partners with EV LIVE on May 7/8 taking at Blenheim Palace as it accelerates its journey towards net-zero

The RAC we will be partnering EV LIVE, the most exciting electric vehicle (EV) event of the year, that is coming to Blenheim Palace on May 7/8. The new event is for all those interested in electric vehicles (EVs) and will provide both insights and driver experiences.

What makes EV LIVE truly unique is that visitors will be able to get behind the wheel and test drive their favourite electric cars in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside around Blenheim Palace.

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Attendees can prebook a free test drive in an electric car of their choice from a number of different brands, including BMW, Ford, Hyundai, MINI, Nissan and Volvo through the EV LIVE at Blenheim Palace website.

It’s not all new cars either. Go Green Autos will be at the event offering people the more affordable secondhand options and providing advice on used car purchases.

Tickets for the event can be booked here.

Test drives can be booked here.

The World Heritage Site will host the interactive event where the RAC will showcase its electric car expertise and be on hand to talk to visitors about its EV leasing service.

There will also be plenty of experts on hand to talk through every stage of the electric vehicle journey, from the different purchasing options and government grants, to getting a home charger fitted.

EVIE Chargers will also be on hand showcasing their charging solutions for homes and businesses and offering a £100 discount on their service (home charging unit plus installation) if people register with them on the day.

If you’re looking to find out more about what it’s like to own and drive an electric vehicle you’ll even be able to hear a more personal perspective from local drivers who have made the switch to an EV.

This event is the perfect opportunity for drivers to get their first electric driving experience. And where better than at Blenheim Palace and its idyllic surrounding countryside.

The event is located at Flagstaff in the palace grounds, and both days will start at 10am and finish at 5pm. The ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace has set itself a net-zero agenda, not only to become a net generator of greenhouse gas by the end of 2022 itself but also to encourage sustainable living in the wider community.

With the electrification of its fleet underway, Blenheim is the perfect backdrop to encourage all of its visitors to explore the options of electric vehicle ownership.

Heather Carter, Blenheim Palace operations director, said: “We are excited to be hosting EV LIVE at Blenheim Palace in 2022. We are already EV converts ourselves, having started to electrify our estate fleet back in 2018.

“Now we are looking forward to hosting this new event at the Palace to encourage our visitors to switch to an electric vehicle and reduce their emissions on the road.”

The RAC will even be providing free breakdown assistance for all attendees throughout the event.

Oli Leaver, who heads up the RAC’s EV Experts team, said: “It’s important for anyone considering making the switch to electric to have the opportunity to test drive an EV, possibly for the first time, and to speak to on-hand experts about how to get the best value and ownership experience. EV LIVE is a great event for people to do both.

“The RAC is proud to be taking part and will be showcasing our leading EV breakdown technology as well as having our team of Electric Experts standing by to answer any questions about successfully going electric.”

The RAC’s mission is simple; to make the switch to electric as easy and affordable as possible and the event is not to be missed.

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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