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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.
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