Powys is set to host a checkpoint for an electric vehicle rally covering hundreds of miles across Britain later this week.

Hay on Wye will be a key stop for the fleet of 50 electric vehicles participating in the A-Z EV Rally 2024.

The rally, covering more than 1,400 miles throughout England and Wales, will reach Hay on Wye on Friday, July 5, making it the penultimate stop in the five-day event.

Matt Perry, Powys County Council’s chief officer – place said: "Alongside a growing network of private EV charging points, Powys also benefits from the installation of charging facilities in 13 council owned carparks in key locations across the county."


Mr Perry further spoke about Powys' aims to bolster the local EV infrastructure.

He said: "We continue to pursue investment opportunities to expand this network further, with another five locations soon to be added to the Powys EV infrastructure."

Mr Perry added: "We are often asked whether EV vehicles are a practical choice for such an expansive county, but our use of electric refuse lorries, road sweepers and fleet vehicles prove that this environmentally friendly mode of transport can definitely help us achieve our ambition to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2030."

The EV Rally 2024 event manager, Colin Boyton, said: "The rally route takes in many of the beautiful landmarks across the UK, but most importantly, showcases the charging infrastructure at the same time as well as demonstrating the capabilities of EVs.

"Planning the route to take in the vast expanse of mid-Wales shows just how wells these vehicles perform and how journeys can be planned with the growing network of EV charging points available for everyone to use."

The conclusion of the rally will be at the ‘Zero Carbon’ Rhug Estate.

For more information on the event visit ev-rally.co.uk