Chris Hurdle is the Managing Director and founder of Electric Wheels Ltd which he set up in February 2019. Through his background in site management and procurement for outdoor events and shows, he identified a gap in the market – no one was renting out zero-emission, electric vehicles for such shows. The first vehicle was a utility ‘Work Bike’ which Chris saw on a family trip to Auckland and brought it back to use at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in summer 2018, where it quickly became an indispensable aid to the site crew. Everywhere the bike worked, heads turned and people wanted to borrow it. Early in 2019, 25 of these amazing two-wheel-drive machines were shipped over and Electric Wheels Hire was created. Now hiring 4×4 ‘Work buggies’ to replace traditional diesel gators, plus 4, 6 and now even a 14-seater people carrier, he intends to grow the fleet and help events management teams meet that sustainable charter ambitions.