Oxford EV Show to showcase the world’s fastest electric production supercar

Published: Wednesday, 12th June 2019

Come and see the world’s fastest production electric car – the NIO EP9 -, and a range of other electric cars, vans, and eBikes at the Oxford EV Show.

The free event, organised by Oxford City Council, Go Green Autos, Oxfordshire Greentech, and GreenTV as part of Oxford Green Week, will take place on Broad Street between 10am- 5pm on Saturday 15 June.

The Oxford EV Show will showcase over 50 electric cars, vans, e-bikes & mopeds, as well as representatives from local dealerships, and EV services. Owners of existing electric vehicles across Oxford will also be in attendance to discuss their experiences of driving electric.

The event is sponsored by NIO, a high-performance electric car manufacturer who have locations around the world, including at Begbroke Science Park in Oxfordshire.

NIO will be exhibiting NIO ES8 - a 7-seater high performance electric SUV – for the first time in the UK, as well as the NIO EP9 – the world’s fastest electric production supercar which is capable of reaching 0-124 mph in 7.1 seconds.

Other vehicles which will be on display by exhibitors include New Kia e- Niro, the new Audi e-tron, the Jaguar i-Pace, BMW i3s and more.

The Oxford EV Show will see a range of exhibitors including Co-wheels Car Club, North Oxford BMW, Go Green Autos, HelloEV, and Oxford Direct Services. Participants of the Go Ultra Low Oxford, the City Council and Oxfordshire County Council’s on-street residential charging project will also be attending the event.

Oxford Green Week is a festival which uses culture, creativity and community to inspire local people to take action against climate change.  The week-long festival started on Saturday 8 June, and is taking place until Sunday 16 June across Oxford and Oxfordshire.

Councillor Tom Hayes, Cabinet Member for Zero Carbon Oxford, Oxford City Council said: “Parts of our city are struggling to breathe because we’re choking on emissions from polluting vehicles. We need to accelerate the electrification of transport by encouraging more people to exchange their polluting vehicles for EVs. With local dealerships and electric car users on hand to talk to about their experiences, Oxford’s EV Show will enable potential buyers to hear about how EVs are becoming cheaper to buy and run, more convenient to charge and use.”

Matt West, Organiser of the Oxford EV Show, and Director of Go Green Autos said: “The Oxford EV Show is part of Oxford's Green Week Festival, showcasing zero emission transport from bikes to supercars. On show will be the latest EV models, we also have vans, e-bikes, mopeds and even 48 year old Rolls Royce Silver Shadow that is now 100% electric! If you have been considering being part of the zero emissions transport revolution and are either wishing to arrange a future test drive of an electric vehicle, joining an EV car club or just wanting to chat with an owner about the day to day practicalities of owning a plug in vehicle then the Oxford EV Show is a must attend.”

Dr Angelika Sodian, Managing Director, NIO UK, said:  “NIO is delighted to support the Oxford EV Show, taking place in a city that shares our vision for the accelerated development of electric vehicles. Our Engineering facility, based here in Oxford, plays a key role in the development of the cars on display, and it is fitting that the first NIO ES8 high-performance SUV in the UK makes its public appearance here.”

Please visit oxfordgreenweek.org for details of this and all the other Oxford Green Week events.