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Are Electric Cars The Way Forward?

13th May 2011

Some electric cars

Are Electric Cars The Way Forward?

          The price of petrol seems to increase by the day. The planet's reserves of petroleum are shrinking. As a fossil fuel, its burning releases harmful CO2 into the atmosphere. The internal combustion engine contributes hugely to air pollution in our cities and towns. So much so in fact that severe traffic restrictions were imposed in Beijing before and during the last Olympic Games. The same may be necessary for London 2012.

          What is the answer? In an attempt to access the practicality of one of the alternatives, Pembrokeshire South East Energy Group have invited John Lilly of Dragon Electric Vehicles to talk at their next meeting on Thursday 19th May at 7:00 p.m. at the Regency Hall, Saundersfoot. John, the proprietor of the company, has been committed to the environmental benefits of alternative transport for over two decades and is a former chairman of the Battery Vehicle Society.

          He will show that modern electric vehicles are reliable, clean, quiet and cheap to run and maintain. Many of the old problems of lack of performance and range are being overcome by modern technology.

          Many questions relating to electric vehicles still remain. What is the range on a lithium-ion battery. How long does it take to charge. How can I charge my battery if I live in a terraced house. How long do batteries last and what do they cost. What is the top speed. Where can I charge up away from home. All these and many other questions John will address in his talk.

          Members of the public are cordially invited to attend. Entry is free and tea and coffee are provided at no charge. An interesting and informative meeting is confidently anticipated.


Past Articles
22nd April 2011Sustainability in Action: A visit to the Science & Technology Park (Technium) in Pembroke Dock
1st April 2011A Revolution in Wind Energy?: A talk by Vaughan Griffiths from Quietrevolution, Pembroke Dock
25th February 2011Preparing for Floods: A talk by Richard Wickes of the Environment Agency
14th January 2011The Way Forward for Wind?: A talk by Steve Hack of Seren Energy
12th November 2010How Green is your Castle?: The National Trust & Global Warming
15th October 2010Challenge of the Rising Sea: The effects on the Pembrokeshire coastline
10th August 2010The beautiful Welsh coastline: Response to possible rising sea levels
18th June 2010Visit to Costain at Canaston Bridge: Not Costing the Earth
16th April 2010Feed in Tariffs: Power to the People
12th March 2010Heat Pumps & Photo Voltaic Panels: Prepare for the Goodlife
12th February 2010Parliamentary Candiates at Green Question Time in Saundersfoot
15th January 2010Weather & Climate: A Question of Energy
4th December 2009Sustainable Community Ventures: Regeneration in Pembrokeshire
13th November 2009Community Initiatives: Sustainable Wales leads by example
16th October 2009Climate Change Challenge for Candidates & Micro-generation with wind turbines
2nd October 2009A Visit to Castle Pill Wind Farm: Quiet blows the wind
11th September 2009Renewable Sustainable Energy: An Energy Survey for South East Pembrokeshire
10th July 2009A talk by Lorraine Dallmeier of Infinergy: Wind Power - Pembrokeshire's Potential
12th June 2009St. Oswald's, Jeffreyston - Pembrokeshire's Beacon of Sustainability
24th April 2009Solar Panels: Three Cheers for Sunny Pembrokeshire
13th March 2009Ashton Hayes Community Energy Reduction & Hot Water From the Sun
13th February 2009Could Pembrokeshire go carbon neutral?
14th November 2008Environment Wales to provide 'Start-Up' Funding for PSEEG
17th October 2008PSEEG to become a Registered Charity

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