Ingenuity. Innovation. Achievement.
Wiser, but undaunted, and with the possibility of the coronavirus starting to recede in the rear-view mirror, we have rescheduled our plans for the Electric Vehicle Awards. We have also undertaken to plant a native British tree for every entry that you submit to the Awards.
The Covid-19 pandemic has helped hurry the automotive industry to a pivotal moment, when operators and motorists decide that there has to be an end to ICE powered vehicles and put pressure on manufacturers to accelerate their rate of product change-over and on charging network providers to up their game on installation and charging.
With a laser-like focus, the new Electric Vehicle Awards will concentrate on the electric vehicle sector only, including any AFVs that use their fuel to generate electric power, as well as e-motorcycles, e-bikes, e-boats and e-aircraft, and electrically powered working vehicles (warehouse, farm, factory, etc.). But there will also be recognition of the developments in vehicle charging infrastructure and equipment.
The Awards will seek out ingenuity, innovation and achievement and bring together the talents of a highly expert panel of impartial judges to scrutinise entries and award marks against clear judging criteria.
The closing date for entries is May 31 and the eligibility period covers a full 18 months from November 1, 2019 – April 30, 2021.
We know that many companies will have documents and images, ready to use, that will allow them to begin to submit entries well before the closing date.
A date in October 2021 is planned for a lunchtime announcement of the Award winners at a physical event, but we will be guided by the Covid-19 restrictions in place as to whether we might need to stream the presentation online.
An awards competition is only as good as the entries received and we want to encourage the broadest possible range of entries from across the industry. Not only will we be making contact with manufacturers and service providers about entering the Electric Vehicle Awards, but we will also be talking to potential sponsors about supporting the Awards.