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John Clark and Station Garage get behind EV Street event in Aberdeen

A street dedicated to electric vehicles will be a feature in an event at Aberdeen this weekend marking European Mobility Week.

Local franchised dealers John Clark Motor Group and Station Garage will be among those displaying electric and hybrid cars to the public on Sunday, while nearby Aberdeen is also holding an ‘In Town Without My Car Day’ event with streets closed to cars and filled with family-orientated activities.

John Clark will display EVs and hybrids from its Nissan, Audi and BMW franchises, while Station Garage will display a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

2015 will be the sixth year in a row the city is hosting In Town Without My Car Day, and will again result in the closure to motorised traffic of three city centre streets.

The theme of the national campaign is 'Choose. Change. Combine.' to encourage people to use multiple modes of alternative transport to driving alone, for example taking a bus and then walking a short distance to their destination.

Aberdeen City Council is holding a series of events to inspire people to try alternatives to using their cars, along with installing a permanent measure to help them to opt for a sustainable mode of transport.

The City Council has joined forces with  the local car dealerships, the Energy Saving Trust Scotland and local electric vehicle owners to give people an opportunity to find out more about electric vehicles, which have zero tailpipe emissions so can bring huge benefits to air quality in cities.

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