Monday, 1 November 2010

The Future Car Challenge

Next Saturday, November 6th, 60 zero/low-emission vehicles will take part in the first RAC Brighton to London "Future Car Challenge". This number of entries, far exceeds expectations, and establishes, probably, the largest event of its kind.  It is intended as a very public showcase for low-energy impact vehicles and entries include all the latest electric, hybrid and low emission passenger cars, light commercial vehicles and motorcycles.

The start is at 8.30 am from Madeira Drive Brighton,  and the provisional timings thereafter are:-
  • Halfway stop (Crawley) 09:30 to 10:30. 
  • Finish (Pall Mall, London) 11:15 to 12:30 
  • At 12.30 pm in Regent Street the vehicles will join in a special ceremonial finish and presentation of awards in different categories to those judged to have made the least energy impact during the 60-mile run.  

As a measure of the importance of this inaugural event, entries have been received from the majority of the major car manufacturers, including BMW, Citroën, FIAT, Ford, MINI, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Renault, Skoda, Smart, Tata, Toyota, Vauxhall and Volkswagen. In many cases several different models have been entered.

Several world/UK debuts will feature as a number of the participating manufacturers will use the event to showcase, live, their pre-production electric, plug-in hybrid, hydrogen and low-emission internal combustion vehicles.

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