We hope you’re all looking forward to the Eco-Rally this weekend! Really, we’ve never had such choice in terms of low carbon car technology, and it’s all on show in Oxford on Saturday and Sunday morning. On Sunday in the rally will culminate in London, both in the Ace Café and in the big display in The Mall in the afternoon.
Have you tried an electric car yet? Since last year’s show, deliveries have started for a number of electric vehicles such as the Mitsubishi MiEV, the Peugeot ION, and Nissan’s LEAF. We’ll certainly have several vehicles for you to take a closer look at this weekend, but if you haven’t yet driven an electric car, do give one a spin – they’re silent, clean, and quick!
And if you were concerned that electric vehicles have a shorter range than petrol cars, you may take some comfort in the news that Welcome Break have just announced the installation of 14 chargepoints at points up and down the country, allowing customers to charge cars on longer journeys.
If you prefer your electric car to have a backup small, high efficiency motor, you may like Vauxhall’s Ampera. If you who attended the Start garden party last year, you may remember the white pre-production version of this car, which is now available, offering 50 miles of pure electric drive, before the petrol motor extends range to 300 miles.
Also new to the market are diesel hybrids – until this point, we’ve just had petrol hybrids, with Toyota’s Prius being the market leader. But with the Peugeot 408 RXH – their second diesel full hybrid – ultra efficient hybrid technology is now available for diesel fans.
We have so many fun events planned for the whole family this weekend, we can guarantee a great day, and some intriguing technology. Join us in ‘rallying’ for better ways to get from A to B at this year’s Revolve eco-rally.
We look forward to meeing you this weekend!
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