Posted on 13th January 2016
A chance to learn about electric cars, vans and bikes as well as travel planning and driver training. Plus test drive a range of electric vehicles.
Thérèse Wynn-Davies, Innovation Specialist at Motorline Nissan Crawley, will speak about the advancements in electric vehicles, including purchase and running costs, range (and range anxiety!), charging options and different vehicles available.
There will also be the opportunity to test drive the 24 kW LEAF, the new 30 kW LEAF (155mile range) and an electric van.
Nathan Catt from Sustrans will share how driver training can reduce business fleet fuel consumption as well as making drivers safer and happier.
Nathan will also talk about electric bikes, ideal for journeys through town centres or around large sites without the risk of breaking a sweat. A range of good-looking electric bikes are now available – Nathan will bring one along that you can test ride.
Travel planning isn’t just useful for those with large fleets, but any company with staff who sit in traffic jams or struggle for car parking spaces! Kay Wagland, Environment Officer at Crawley Borough Council, will discuss how initiatives such as staggered work times, car sharing and public transport schemes and can help reduce costs and make for happier employees.
"Since joining BHBPA we have found it to be a dynamic and vibrant members’ organisation, with excellent, regular and informative meetings.
Peter Liddell does a first class job in ensuring that members’ interests are aired and addressed.
""BHBPA is a really well organised and run group, great for networking and benefitting from knowledgeable local speakers with real business insight. Peter brings enthusiasm and humour which helps drive the association forward. I am glad to be part of it.""
"The BHBPA is the most effective and dynamic business organisation I have ever worked with in over 30 years in Local Government. It has a very active and large membership whose points of view are taken seriously by all government structures. Peter Liddell does an excellent job in providing unique and enjoyable networking opportunities where members interact and discuss points of mutual interest. It provides a forum for businesses to discuss common issues, to share experiences and to play a powerful and meaningful role in the Burgess Hill community. The BHBPA provides important and credible support for all its members and ensures that their best interests are represented where necessary. "
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