May 9, 2012 § Leave a comment
Much activity at EcoVelocity; this year, the show’s at the ExCel Centre in London, running concurrently with Grand Designs Live (one ticket gets you into both) but still with the chance to take a test-drive of selected vehicles. Opening day on Saturday saw a steady queue of people lining up to take cars including the Vauxhall Ampera, mia electric, Honda Insight and Nissan Leaf out for a quick spin around the Docklands complex, and families piling into the Peugeot 508 RXH and 3008 Hybrid4 crossovers to check out the legroom and luggage space. There was some fairly serious tyre-kicking going on: Prius and Civic Hybrid owners considering going all-electric or range-extended, small business owners wondering if a mia would do for local deliveries, private individuals totting up the cost of installing domestic charging points. And of course, there was much attention being paid to the Fisker Karma, Lightning GT, Delta E4 and – most of all – the Opel RAKe concept. Show runs till Sunday 13th May, my friends/colleagues from The Charging Point (amongst others) will be doing presentations, more details here.