Major local motoring businesses, as well as bike, bus and walking organisations, will be showing off their green credentials at the second annual Eco Sustainable Travel Show.
The event is being organised by Wigan Council and it’s destined to fill Standishgate and the Market Place in Wigan town centre with all manner of low emission and hybrid vehicles, stalls and displays. This year, the show is being held on two days - 11 and 12 May - and everyone is invited along
Cabinet champion for the economy Cllr David Molyneux says: “Creating a greener borough is high on the council’s agenda and the car is a good place to start. Our Eco Travel Show proves that it doesn’t have to be dull.
“We have an impressive line-up for this year’s show so why not come along? And why not use the bus or you bike to get there?”
As well as exhibitors discussing bikes, buses and environmental issues, there there’s a place for the car too – as some of Wigan’s top dealers will be showing off their greenest, cleanest models. And there are activities for all the family to try as well, including special bikes for people with disabilities.
There’s a chance to try out the latest hybrid cars, which use petrol and also have a dedicated battery to run the engine. They behave and look like any other car and they don’t need to be plugged in because they charge themselves as you drive. Car tax is also significantly lower. Local dealers will be on hand to advise on these and other aspects of economical and eco-friendly motoring throughout the weekend.