On Tuesday 12th September Turn Lyme Green’s meeting will feature an update from Simon West on the latest news from the world of electric cars. He is the owner of a Nissan Leaf for just under four years, travelling almost 40,000 miles in it during that time. Simon is a keen technologist and environmentalist, and closely follows developments in the electric vehicle market.
Come and join us in the Blue Room at the Royal Lion, Lyme Regis on Tuesday 12th Sept. 7.15 for a prompt 7.30 start. All are welcome.
Simon writes: With the government announcement that they will be joining all European states in banning the sale of new, petrol-powered vehicles from 2040, EVs have very much come into public awareness. The recent scandal of diesel emission figures being falsified by manufacturers, has done nothing to improve the image of fossil-fuel based transport. The announcements of new vehicles which can travel longer and longer distances has all-but eliminated range anxiety, and anyone who enjoys the latest technology will find a wealth of gadgets to play with in plug-in cars. I think there’s a definite shift in public perception about climate change and the role transport powered by renewable energy has to play in mitigating it.
I will be talking about the reality of owning an EV, costs and charging availability, the state of the market for second hand vehicles, how the infrastructure is growing, and shining an informed light on what the future may hold.
Electric vehicles are no longer a dream for the future, but a reality almost anyone can take part in today.
October meeting: Tuesday 10th: ‘A Plastic Ocean’
We are pleased to be screening – ‘A Plastic Ocean’ a stunning and memorable film about plastics polluting our oceans, particular poignant as we live near Lyme Bay. Here is the link to a preview.
‘A Plastic Ocean’ is an adventure documentary shot on more than 20 locations over the past 4 years. Explorers Craig Leeson and Tanya Streeter and a team of international scientists reveal the causes and consequences of plastic pollution and share solutions.
Our meeting will be at the Baptist Church Hall. 7.15 for a prompt 7.30 start. Refreshments available.
We are pleased to have been able to obtain the licence for this important film. Entry is free but we hope that donations collected on the night will help cover our costs. Please spread the word among friends, family and neighbours.