British Government Backs Electric Vehicle Charging Points
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Last weekend saw MegaEv take to the road. We attended The Goodlife Experience at Hawarden in beautiful North Wales. For those of you not aware of The Goodlife Experience, it is hosted by Charlie Gladstone at the Hawarden Estate. Cerys Matthews (of Catatonia fame) curates the music. As we found out, the festival is a hidden gem. There is a friendly family atmosphere, great music and lots of hands on events for everybody to get involved in.
There was a huge variety of music events taking place across the weekend. One act that we were lucky enough to experience, (as he played an afternoon set opposite us), was the fantastic @DJ78. He plays old 78’s on not one, but two old gramophones. There were also great cooking demonstrations, archery, pottery, dry stone walling and poetry readings. On top of all this there was some great food, craft beers and much more to enjoy.
Our aim was to showcase a range of Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers from our vast range, and to engage with the public as regards to their views and concerns about the move to electric vehicles. We had a truly fantastic response. Many people talking about changing to EVs or at least hybrids, this was a really encouraging thing to hear. We also spoke to a lot of business owners who were interested in putting chargers in for their employees, and also a lot inquiring about putting in public charging stations on their properties to encourage custom.
We also had some fun and games with a scalextric track powered by bicycles and a beat the buzzer game which went down well with both children and adults alike.
So as we packed up our vans on Sunday evening we reflected on what had been a busy and productive weekend. The people we met had been so friendly and engaging. The music which had filled the air had been a heady mix, from Trevor Nelson playing the main stage to @DJ78 playing 20’s & 30’s tunes. We even managed a Bunga Bunga burger from Super Tidy Burgers and one or two of the excellent craft beers and whiskies available. Its true we were all tired but happy and in a funny way sad that it was all over. A big thanks to all our guys that helped build and man the stand especially Joel (drill bit) Thomas and our young apprentice in waiting Alex Christelow. I think their faces say it all.