Eco Car in London

Posted on 13 Sep 2010 by The Manufacturer

At the end of a week aimed at promoting more sustainable lifestyles, HRH Prince of Wales yesterday hosted the Eco Car Spectacular in central London.

On display at the event included the TESLA roadster, the Citroen Survolt, and runabout electric cars by THINK, Mitsubishi, Smart, and the BMW Mini E. Prince Charles was also shown the world’s first hybrid car – the Lanchester Petrol-Electric Mark 7 Prototype – which was build in 1926.

A host of famous names, including former racing driver Sir Stirling Moss and Dame Ellen MacArthur, drove a parade of green vehicles along The Mall to promote the eco-cars. The journey by electric car cost £2 ($3.30) – £2.50 ($4.10) compared with around £13.67 ($22.60) for a similar internal combustion vehicle.

Recent trials of eco-cars conducted by Roger Saul and Grand Designs Kevin McCloud discovered that the THINK electric battery powered car can travel from Brighton to London for just £1.19, whilst the Tesla supercar can achieve 0/60 in under 4 seconds.

The Low Carbon Vehicle show is being held at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, this week on September 15 and 16. Click here fore more information.