Earlier this year, the City of York Council announced their plans to hold a 'Green Wheels' Event to allow residents and visitors of the city to discover and learn more about the very latest electric plug-in and Hybrid vehicles. Cars of all shapes and sizes, from super cars to family hatchbacks, were to be put on display to the public, with help on hand from the experts for those who were interested in switching to an electric or hybrid vehicle as well as information about savings, recharging, and running costs.
When the City of York Council approached our team at Toyota York at the start of April and asked them to be involved, they knew it was an event they couldn't miss! Glen Ramskill, Centre Principal at Toyota York, said:
"Electric Plug-in and Hybrid vehicles are becoming more and more popular due to their low running costs and efficiency. We believe it's really important to help to educate the residents, and visitors, of York about the benefits that both Electric Plug-in and Hybrid cars have and that's why we really wanted to be here today to be part of this scheme."
The team at Toyota York decided to display the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, the Toyota Prius and the Yaris Hybrid so that they could demonstrate the versatility of the Toyota Hybrid range - there simply is a Hybrid vehicle for everyone!
Cllr Ian Gillies, Executive Member for Transport and planning, said:
“There are several great benefits to electric and hybrid vehicles including having lower emissions than traditional cars and also being cheaper to fuel. Now that York has been included in the recent Go Ultra Low cities scheme there has never been a better time to explore the possibility of driving an electric vehicle. The Green Wheels event will give people a chance to find out if an electric or hybrid vehicle can work them.”
We think it's a fantastic idea for an event and one that will hopefully be replicated across other cities in the near future! Don't hesitate to contact us if you would like some more information about Hybrid vehicles and the Toyota range.