Driving Smarter Energy - Livingston

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Livingston Football Club, Almondvale Suite

Alderstone Road


West Lothian

EH54 7DN

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Technology is making switching to an electric vehicle or a renewable source of energy more achievable, and more affordable than ever.

Home Energy Scotland has organised two evening events, bringing together a range of specialists to highlight how recent advances can help you make smart energy choices at home and on the road.

Our free technology showcase event brings together a range of experts to provide information and guidance about electric vehicles (EVs), renewable technologies and look at how home energy storage systems can put you in the driving seat for lower fuel bills and carbon emissions.

Free EV test drives

Between 5.00 - 6.00 and 7.00 – 8.00 we are offering free EV test drives in vehicles from a range of manufacturers including Nissan, Renault, Volvo, Mitsubishi, BMW and Tesla.

*** Book your test drive on arrival - simply bring your driver's licence ***


5.00 - 6.00 – Refreshments and EV test drives

6.00 - 6.45 - Short presentations and talks from key speakers

6.45 - 7.00 - Question and answer session

7.00 – 8.00 - Meet speakers and specialist advisors and EV test drives

Short informative talks include how different EVs compare in terms of range, charge, fuel costs; charge points designed to work with solar panels; opportunities emerging from evolving energy systems; funding and technical support available to help householders embrace new developments.

Speakers and subjects

Neil Swanson, Member, Electric Vehicle Association

  • Living with an electric vehicle and charge points designed to work with PV panels

Stephen Strachan, Development Specialist, Changeworks

  • Evolving, and future energy systems - home energy storage

Gordon Manson, Transport Specialist, Home Energy Scotland

  • Specialist support and funding available for electric vehicles, charging points and renewables.

For further information call 0808 808 2282 or email


Who is this event for?

This event is for anyone interested in making the switch to electric vehicles, considering renewable energy or interested in hearing about evolving, and future energy systems.

If I want to test drive an EV on the night, do I need to bring anything?

Yes, please bring your driver's licence.

I would like tailored advice about EVs and energy options for my home – can I get this at the event?

Yes, Home Energy Scotland specialist advisors will be in attendance to advise on matters relating to both transport and energy efficiency. They can even arrange for a home visit; where qualified staff can attend your home and make recommendations about what improvements you can make to your property.

Can I connect with householders who have improved the energy efficiency of their property/ installed renewable technologies? What is a Green Homes Network Member?

Yes, we can introduce you to our Green Homes Network. A member is a person who has installed energy efficiency measures in their home. They are happy to share their experience of installing the measure and the benefits the measure has made to their property. For more information

Will I get refreshments?

Yes – tea and coffee is served at the start of the event.

Can I ask questions of the speakers?

Yes, we have a dedicated Q+A session and there is time at the end of the presentations when you can ask questions.

I can’t make the date and time of the event

If you can’t make this event, please phone Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 or email

A member of the team will be able to help and our technical team can arrange to carry out a home visit.

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