Motor Show to highlight electric carsIt will show one of the largest collections in UK

21 June 2008

This year’s British International Motor Show will feature one of the largest collections of battery-powered cars ever seen in the UK.

The display of more than 20 zero-emissions vehicles will include the Super Light Car from the Nice Car Company, as well as the well-known G-Wiz.

There will also be models from new brand Quiet Cars, as well as the Tesla Roadster – a two-seat electric sports car.

Congestion charge

Electric vehicles are around 70% 'greener' than the equivalent fossil-fuelled car and are exempt from the congestion charge in London, and they entitle owners to free parking in some London boroughs.

Motor Show marketing director Kirsty Perkinson said:  ‘The aim of the feature is to highlight the significant advances made in developing zero-emissions vehicles and to reflect the mushrooming demand for these cars. 

‘Vehicle manufacturers are pushing the engineering boundaries to produce cleaner and greener forms of transport, and consumers – particularly in London – are responding positively to the new technology.’

London Excel

This year’s British International Motor Show runs from 23 July until 3 August at Excel in London and is expected to draw more than 550,000 visitors.

Tickets for the show start at £10 for an adult weekday pass, and £6 for a child’s ticket and are available through the show website or by calling 0871 230 5588.

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