The EV Rally of Scotland aims to showcase the capabilities of modern electric cars and the UK’s EV charging infrastructure over a 1,234-mile ‘e-Tour of Scotland’, as part of the COP26 summit being held in Glasgow.
Stellantis, manufacturer of Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles, Fiat, and Vauxhall, is taking part to demonstrate its vehicle range.
The rally will start from Glasgow and work its way through some of Scotland’s most remote areas, highlighting the capabilities of EVs and Scotland’s public charging infrastructure. The vehicles will not be charged overnight, but rather charged while on the road to provide participants a more realistic experience of EV use.
Alison Jones, UK group managing director, Stellantis, said: “The EV Rally of Scotland is a fantastic initiative that will help improve perceptions around electric vehicle range, capabilities and as well as the UK’s charging infrastructure.
“We’re proud to be taking part in the Rally, and look forward to welcoming participants to try our range during the five days of driving.”
Furthermore, Stellantis has announced it plans to invest €30bn between now and 2025 in electrification and software, it aims to have low emission vehicles account for 70% of total sales in Europe by 2030.
And as previously reported by CiTTi, the Dutch automotive manufacturer is transforming its UK Vauxhall manufacturing plant, at Ellesmere Port, for EV production.