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Press Release: Thursday 8th June, 2023

DriveElectric is official electric vehicle sponsor for Running Out of Time 2023

DriveElectric is the official electric vehicle sponsor for Running Out of Time 2023, Britain’s biggest climate relay, covering 1,653 miles across 50 towns and cities in one month, 10 June - 11 July 2023.

Thousands of people will pass the baton from Ben Nevis to Big Ben, to inspire the nation to take collective action towards Net Zero, because the planet is running out of time.

Running Out of Time is solely powered by humans who will be running, walking, cycling, swimming, kayaking and lots more – and DriveElectric is sponsoring the all-electric Nissan Ariya support team vehicle.

Running Out of Time celebrates bringing people together in the face of the climate crisis, and the relay baton - with its digital climate clock - symbolises the race against time. The baton will be delivered to Parliament at the finale, carrying the following message: “What do we do when we're running out of time? We get moving! We are calling on everyone – from national government to local government; from individuals to communities; from schools to businesses – to work together to protect our world now and for future generations.”

Along the route, Running Out of Time will showcase amazing people and places that are leading the way in reducing emissions, as well as covering breathtaking natural landscapes and inspiring projects that are tackling the biodiversity crisis. Running Out of Time will also meet a selection of MPs, from various parties, supporting the Great Big Green Week's call on the government:

Jamie Hay, Co-Founder and Director of Running Out of Time, says “We’re partnering with organisations who share our ethos, who believe in the power of unity to create extraordinary change. DriveElectric is a leader in helping organisations on their road to Net Zero, and so we’re delighted to be working together to raise awareness that we’re running out of time.”

Mike Potter, Managing Director of DriveElectric, adds “Running Out of Time is an inspiring initiative that we’re proud to support. The Nissan Ariya support vehicle will cover the route with zero tailpipe emissions, helping to improve local air quality and reduce our impact on climate change. It’s a great demonstration of how electric vehicles, when combined with the smart use of renewable energy, are a practical solution that we can use today to make progress towards Net Zero.

Running Out of Time takes place from 10 June - 11 July 2023, from ‘Ben to Ben’; find out more at

DriveElectric is an electric vehicle leasing company that has been helping organisations and individuals to adopt EVs to save money, lower emissions and transition to low carbon energy since 2008. DriveElectric aims to make the switch to electric cars and vans simple for business fleets.



Full selection of images are available here. Credit: Mike Brogden Photography, unless stated otherwise.

About DriveElectric

DriveElectric is a pioneer in all things electric vehicles (EVs). Over 15 years, our goal has been simple: to inform, inspire, and implement the use of green energy on our roads, so that we can drive towards Net Zero, fast. Ready to take charge?

The planet and its people remain at the very heart of everything we do – and we have the ‘excellent’ TrustPilot ratings to prove it. With years of industry experience, our expert consultants pride themselves on providing our customers with honest and practical support on making the EV switch. We take a unique tailor-made approach to our service. This ensures every driver finds their own perfect solution, and businesses feel empowered to become carbon neutral. From the very first conversations right through to the adoption and beyond – we’ll be there every step of the way to guide you in your business’ journey to Net Zero.

Our services don’t stop there. We’ve spent the last 10 years working with our sister company, CrowdCharge, to perfect our super smart charging solution, the EV HUB Charge+. This cutting-edge technology has been specifically created to enable drivers to charge their EVs according to their exact needs. It’s an intuitive innovation proven to break all barriers – empowering the drive towards a greener future for all.

So go ahead and put your foot on the accelerator. With DriveElectric, we can soon be on the road to zero emissions. Get started here:

Media contact for DriveElectric

Paul Clarke, Automotive Comms

[email protected]

M: 07866 770029

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