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Amanda Stretton partners with Lookers to raise awareness of EVs

Amanda Stretton

Racing driver, broadcaster and journalist Amanda Stretton has completed a 1,500-mile drive in electric vehicles (EVs) to highlight the importance that plug-in driving can make in reducing emissions and advancing sustainability.

Combining her passion for driving and the environment, Stretton, in partnership with Lookers, travelled across Great Britain from Kent to Glasgow.

The journey was completed in 16 EVs on a route that took in some of the UK’s pioneering sustainable and renewable energy - including Ely Power Station in Sutton, Shotwick Solar Park in Chester and Whitelee Wind Park near Glasgow.

Stretton also stopped off at a variety of Lookers dealerships for recharging and support along the way.

She said: “Transport accounts for 27% of the UK’s annual carbon emissions, so it makes absolute sense to highlight the importance which electric vehicles can make in helping to bring that figure down.

“The phased removal of petrol and diesel vehicles from 2030 is an important goal, but we need everyone to be transitioning much sooner than that. This all-electric journey to COP26 with Lookers represented an unrivalled opportunity to help make sure that the move to greener driving is as smooth and easy as it can be.”

Lookers has committed to the development of all-electric driving and in promoting their environmental benefits. It plans to have a carbon neutral estate of more than 150 dealership by 2030.

Andrew Hall, Lookers’ business development director, added: “Many more people are embarking on an all-electric journey, and they want trusted information, choice, reassurance and confidence to make the move. Our partnership with Amanda Stretton demonstrates just how serious we are in helping to power this transformation and we’re delighted to have such a strong and experienced voice championing this agenda.”

Earlier this year, Lookers partnered with electric vehicle and home charging comparison service Rightcharge as part of a new drive to help customers transition away from petrol and diesel. It also announced an innovative partnership with EV charging locator and mapping specialist Zap-Map, helping more customers find the locations of thousands of electric charging points nearest to them.

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