Reg plugs in to exciting future
T HE past, present and – possibly – the future of motoring will be represented at this weekend's Endon Well Dressing, with a variety of cars from a Ford Model T to electric vehicles, including a rare Tesla sports car and a TATA monster truck.
Reg Aldridge, managing director of Endon Services Group, says that Monday's event will have an array of vehicles from almost the dawn of motoring to cars which represent the future.
This week Reg and Joan Walley, MP for Stoke-on-Trent North and chair of the Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee, officially unveiled a free recharging point for EVs at his garage on Leek Road.
Reg says: "I believe that electric cars represent a big part of the future of motoring and that is why I have installed a free recharging point to help drivers with these vehicles in the first days of this industry. While the technology is in its early days, the early adopters need some support and having another point where they can recharge the batteries is important on both a practical and psychological level.''
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Endon Services Group has strong links with Renault, one of the manufacturers leading the EV revolution and which now has various EVs from the radical Twizzy to the Fluence pictured here and a Kangoo van, TATA which also has electric vehicles under development and will be bringing its EV truck to the Well Dressing, and Ford which is also looking closely at the situation.
Reg also has longer term plans to develop his business as an expert and independent advice centre for low carbon transport.
He says: "Monday's motorshow will bookend the motor industry, from a Model T and Austin 12 to cars chosen to represent milestones in the Queen's 60 year reign to the future in the form of a Tesla we have managed to get for the event. I think it will be a fascinating show for anyone with an interest in cars.
Joan praised Reg's initiative and urged more businesses or owners of suitable places to follow his example. She says: "I think this is a brilliant and far-sighted decision of Reg's to install a recharging point. Like it or not we are moving to a low carbon world and transport will play a major role in this.
"Drivers will have to embrace electric vehicle technology but it will take time and it needs people like Reg with the vision and determination to help the industry in the early days. I hope that other people see what Reg is doing and talk to him to see why he is doing it and follow his example.''