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The Lewes Electric Car Show

Saturday April 21st 2018,11am to 2 pm, Harvey’s Brewery rear yard. FREE

What are electric cars really like to drive? Is it easy to charge them? How long do the batteries last? Are they very expensive?


If you have questions like these or are just curious, come along to see a variety of electric cars and meet their owners. There will be no salespeople, just ordinary drivers who have taken the plunge.

At 12.00 there will be a short talk about electric vehicles at the Phoenix Centre nearby, after which you can fire you questions to a panel of knowledgeable people.

Cars on display include the Tesla, the Nissan Leaf, BMW, Hyundai, Renault, Kia and Smart and hopefully others yet to be confirmed...

There will also be an electric motorbikes on display!

Directions: Harvey's Yard is on Harvey's Way next to the Phoenix Public Car Park. BN7 2AR.

Parking: Note there is no public car parking at the yard. If the public car park nearby is full, try Tesco's car park which is a short walk from the brewery yard along the riverside.

A Transition Town Lewes and Ovesco event.  

See our lovely poster here...


Electric Vehicles

There are many good websites already covering the subject so here are links which should give you all the information you need. Note that the technology and models are changing fast so you are best to look at specialist websites like Zap Map and Nextgreencar which update regularly.

As a general introduction to electric cars, here's an excellent article by Geoff Barnard from Steyning 

    Car Club
Co-wheels car club has electric cars.


    Next Green Car
Comparisons of how green any car is (over its life), and general information on every aspect of electric vehicles here...


    Charging points
To find out about charging points, and get some of the latest up to date information on electric cars see Zap Map. They also have a guide to buying an electric car.

have charging points and offer half price charging for customers.

Office for low emission vehicles
What the government is doing.

Used electric cars: Here are a couple of websites to look at:


Different makes:








only hybrid



Record numbers of people are buying electric cars and plug-in hybrids, but many people still have reservations – and many of those centre on charging. How easy is it, where can you do it; how can you do it; and how long does it take? This video answers some of these questions:



Electric cars will come of age in 2018. For the first time they will compete in price and performance with petrol and diesel cars. But in the year ahead we will also be confronted with some uncomfortable truths about going electric.



Transition is about the creation of resilient communities. It's not about campaigning but designing. It's about putting in place systems that will help us to deal with the big changes that are on the way. Those changes will be in three main areas: energy, the economy and the environment. Read more and get linked in to the bigger picture!

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