Hexham Town Council conducted its first Electric Dreams: Combined Home Energy and Electric Vehicle event, attracting hundreds of residents on Saturday.

More than 400 attendees were keen to discover sustainable energy solutions and electric transportation options.

The event, held at Hexham Abbey Car Park, established connections between people and suppliers and experts in the field.

A highlight of the event was the broad range of electric vehicles on show, which displayed the progression and diversity of electric mobility.

Event attendees were able to see and interact with a fleet of electric vehicles ranging from the 'sleek' Nissan Leafs supplied by Wylam Garage to the 'innovative' MG4s provided by Arnold Clarke Hexham.

Hexham Courant: The event gave residents the chance to get advice from suppliersThe event gave residents the chance to get advice from suppliers (Image: Mike Domingue)

Tesla Newcastle also partook in the event, offering a glimpse at their advanced Tesla model.

Additional vehicles on display included BMWs from LLoyd Carlisle and Durham Car Club.

Hexham Library served as a central information point for those looking for home energy solutions.

Suppliers such as HE Servicing, JP Westall, myEnergi, and Tyne Valley Wind and Solar were in attendance, and residents had the chance to engage with experts, ask questions, and learn about a multitude of sustainable energy options, including solar panels, batteries, heat pumps, and wind energy.

'Rideelectric' also exhibited their electric bikes, presenting an eco-friendly alternative for local commuters.

Numerous organisations lent their support to the event, including Northumberland County Council's Warm Homes Team, which provided valuable information on grants that are available for lower-income households.

In addition, Community Action Northumberland offered independent energy advice, helping residents make informed decisions about their energy use and sustainability practices.

Councillor Mike Domingue, who led the event, said: "We are thrilled to see such strong interest in sustainable energy solutions and electric vehicles here in Hexham.

"Events like these not only raise awareness but also provide practical resources and support for residents looking to embrace a greener lifestyle."

The council gave its thanks to the volunteers and locals who aided with both promoting and stewarding the event.

The council hopes to be able to hold similar events in the future.