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JS Holmes and the 2024 EV Rally

JS Holmes are proud and excited to be taking part the the 2024 EV Rally.

Alex and Dan will share the 1500 miles over 5 days, traveling in our 100% MAXUS eDeliver 9 Demo Van.

Here at JS Holmes we are big advocates of electric vehicles, and we are excited to put ourselves to the challenge.

Put simply, the EV Rally (EVR) is a ‘demonstration’ of EV charging infrastructure, combined with clean and innovative vehicle technology. The idea is to demonstrate the roles that EVs can play in UK fleets… That no matter what the job, there is likely an EV available that can perform the task… Improving efficiency, saving money and, overall, helping reach net zero.

There will be approx. 50 EVs on the road, in July, and set them off from the Midlands, where they will embark on a 5-day, 1400+ mile ‘e-Rally’. We will take in many of the beautiful landmarks across the UK, but most importantly, showcase the charging infrastructure at the same time.

Following the successful introduction of electric vans in 2022, and the advancement to include eHGVs in 2023, we are now upping our game once more by increasing the mileage on the Rally, taking us over 1400 all-electric miles across the 5 days! Another ‘first’ for the EV Rally in the fleet sector!

Bringing ‘old school’ back to the future! Before the days of SatNav, there were things called road maps… A-to-Z Road Maps. And 2024 sees the EV Rally embrace the AtoZ theme, travelling through towns and cities, in alphabetical order! Beginning in the Midlands, we will travel clockwise, through the Lake District, across the far north of England into the north-east, before heading south into Yorkshire. We then head east, through Norwich and stopping at the Gridserve Electric Forecourt, before heading south-west, around London, across to Oxford, then south to Hampshire. On the home leg, we had up through Bristol, and then into Wales, calling in at Y Gelli Gandryll (Hay-on-Wye), then north to the ‘Zero Carbon’ Rhug Estate, before the final leg, across to Chester, to the offices of Rally sponsor, Lex Autolease.

Thanks to the huge social media success of the EV Rally, the idea is to once again showcase the event across various platforms, featuring pictures, video and LIVE broadcasts…

Each of the participating vehicles will carry branding on the bonnets and doors and will once again be driven by fleet professionals, key industry people, media and maybe even the odd celebrity or well-known face.

The EV Rally will take in EV charge points and hubs, clean energy projects and iconic landmarks, at key locations (Checkpoints – CPs), over the 5 days. Participants will stop at each CP, take a picture (proof) and share it across the various social media platforms, using pre-defined #Hashtags, etc.

By the end of the week, the EV Rally will have travelled the length and width of England and will have completed more than 1400 ‘e-Miles’! 

JS Holmes EV Rally day 1

JS Holmes EV Rally day 2

JS Holmes EV Rally day 3

JS Holmes EV Rally day 4

JS Holmes EV Rally day 5

 

To be kept upto date with our progress, please keep a close check on our social media channels

https://www.facebook.com/jsholmesltd/

 

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