Brighton to London Future Car Challenge #2
November 6, 2010 § Leave a comment
Standing to the left of the Mini E is, I believe, David Richards (Prodrive boss), and to the right, rally legend Paddy Hopkirk. Tesla, meanwhile, was represented by drivers including Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason – a major player on the historic motorsport circuit these days – and Perry ‘I was The Stig’ McCarthy.
Toyota had an extensive convoy silently rolling to the start-line: plug-in and conventional Priuses, three or four Auris Hybrids, and this hydrogen-fuelled FCEV prototype (fuel cell electric vehicle). Representation from lesser-known Far Eastern manufacturers came with the Tata Indica EV, and electric versions of the Satria Neo and an extended-range EV Exora MPV from Malaysia’s Proton.