15 May 2018

2,000-mile Electric Charge relay started in Dublin

Donal Duggan, Head of Business at Audi Centre, Sandyford.
The Charles Hurst Audi Centre in Sandyford, Dublin, was the starting point for a 2,000-miles relay of electric vehicles on a fundraising initiative for BEN, the automotive industry charity, writes Brian Byrne.

The vehicles were visiting Charles Hurst dealerships in Northern Ireland before travelling to Scotland, and then through England to Eastbourne ... target date for arrival is in October.

Over a six-month run they are visiting 180 Lookers outlets — Lookers is the parent company that includes Charles Hurst dealerships.

Dubbed the Electric Charge, the relay will include a range of fundraising activities along the route, from carbon neutral days and green energy workshops to test drive events and golf days.

Vehicles being used include the Nissan e-NV200 electric van, the electric Hyundai Ionic and the soon-to-be-released Jaguar I-PACE, which is being previewed by Lookers Jaguar at the London Motor Show.

Donal Duggan, Head of Business at Audi Centre, Sandyford.