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Cornwall hosts first ever electric car rally

Electric cars from across Cornwall gathered recently in what was believed to be the county’s first ever electric car rally.

More than 40 electric cars assembled at Truro’s Lemon Quay on March 17, before driving 26 miles across the county to the Cornwall Hotel in St Austell, silently and completely free of any tailpipe emissions.

The event demonstrated a real passion for electric motors throughout the county"

It was all part of an effort to raise awareness of the zero-emission vehicles in the South West of England.

Johnny Hawkins, Director of dealership Hawkins Motors, said: “The event demonstrated a real passion for electric motors throughout the county.

“This first event brought together environmentally friendly car owners and enthusiasts and helped to raise the profile and change people’s perspectives when it comes to alternative travel.

“With commitment from the Government to cover up to 75 per cent of the cost of installing charging points for electric vehicles in garages and driveways, the UK is set to become global leaders for low-carbon motoring, and Cornwall is certainly ahead of the game.”

The event was restricted to Peugeot and Citroen electric cars, hence why there are only iOn and C-Zero models in these pictures (although it looks like a Kangoo Van Z.E. managed to sneak in at the back of that last shot).

More than 40 electric cars assembled at Truro’s Lemon Quay on March 17

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John Simpson

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Martin Winlow

Why restrict it to only iMievs?

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