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British High Commissioner in electric car rally

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Newly arrived British High Commissioner Vikki Dean and her family will take part in the Megapower Electric Vehicle Rally this weekend.

The Rally, funded by the British High Commission, will feature teams of drivers in electric cars and aims to raise public awareness of the benefits of electric vehicles for Barbados.

The fun event will also include leading proponents of renewable energy, including Senator Darcy Boyce, whose energy ministry is closely involved in the shift to renewables and Minister of Transport Michael Lashley. Other participants include Barbados Light and Power’s Peter Williams and leading renewables exponent Ralph ‘Bizzy’ Williams.

Vikki Dean said: “What has struck me about Barbados is the wonderful sun and light which brighten every day. This is such a valuable resource which we can all put to good use, by moving towards this cleaner, renewable power source.”

The British Government is looking to greater resilience to the impacts of climate change by the development of low carbon alternatives in the Caribbean. The wider use of electric cars will be one delivery mechanism for this objective.