South Gloucestershire Council have supported Bristol City Council and business from the area after a hugely successful 'Go Green' involving electric cars took place.

The event, which was held at the Amphitheatre, by the docks in the centre of the city, welcomed huge brands from the motoring world.

These included some cost-effective electric models from BMW, Jaguar, Kia, LDV, Lexus, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Renault, Smart, Tesla, Toyota and Volvo.

It offered the public exclusive test drive opportunities,whilst also providing them with a chance to get up close to to experience the advanced technology first-hand.

South Gloucestershire Cabinet Member for Planning and Transport Cllr Colin Hunt said: “We are currently delivering a four year project called Go Ultra Low West (GULW) in collaboration with the other West of England authorities, which aims to accelerate the purchase of electric vehicle across the area.

“We want to help remove some of the barriers associated with the uptake of electric vehicles and Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs), we are in the process of expanding the charging network and are currently investigating and agreeing suitable sites for publicly accessible fast charging points, which are due to be installed by March 2021.

“The recent event in Bristol gave local people and businesses a great opportunity to experience some of the vehicles and technology, and to find out about the many benefits of switching to electric.”

The scheme has been brought forward and supported widely in the area after it was revealed that nearly 400 people die every year in and around Bristol because of air pollution related illnesses.