EV experience centre opens in Milton Keynes

A new multi-brand electric vehicle (EV) showroom has been opened in Milton Keynes. Chargemaster’s Electric Vehicle Experience Centre (EVEC) aims to increase the numbers of EVs on the road by […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

A new multi-brand electric vehicle (EV) showroom has been opened in Milton Keynes.

Chargemaster’s Electric Vehicle Experience Centre (EVEC) aims to increase the numbers of EVs on the road by informing visitors about the benefits of ownership and explaining what it’s like to own and run an EV.

The site is managed by Chargemaster, funded by Milton Keynes Council (MKC) and partnered with BMW i, Kia, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Renault and Volkswagen.

Potential customers can test-drive a range of models from these manufacturers.

MKC aims to see electric cars make up 23% of all car registrations in the area by 2021 and is also investing in the creation of several EV charging ‘hubs’, free parking for EVs and further grants for workplace and home charging.

David Martell, Chief Executive of Chargemaster, said, “Becoming the UK’s first multi-brand EV showroom, it will provide a destination for visitors to make an informed decision about owning an EV, without the pressure of having to make an immediate purchase decision.

“We hope that this platform will change the way that electric vehicles are sold in cities and we’re proud to be working with Milton Keynes and Go Ultra Low to deliver this to the public.”