Eco-velocity 2011 – The Low-Carbon Motor Show
I recently visited a car exhibition named Eco-velocity at battersea park in london. This event was being advertised on the metro paper for ages and I remember my friend having invited me for this event too. So, booked the ticket well in advance to avoid disappointment and to make sure I visited this event. I had no clue what was in store but took a chance. Being fascinated by cars, I chose to visit.
My friend did not turn up for the event considering he was in Bristol then. So, I went alone with my camera to the event. The minute I reached the destination, there was a car parade so immediately started clicking pictures. I was amused to see the different kinds of cars and vehicles. Once the parade was over, I started touring. I soon came to realisation that all these vehicles were running on electricity. This was definitely a boon to the current polluted environment. Also, a perfect move to launch new vehicles considering the 2012 Olympics in a year’s time and definitely a better idea to keep the environment a cleaner And safer place.
There are a number of electric stations/docks which are being setup across London. I saw many cars with good fuel efficiency and value for the price. For instance, there was a car which could be used to travel to Bristol from London and back by just spending £45. That is an awesome deal when you can carry 5 passengers in your vehicle.
Also consisted a good section of the show were big car names the likes of Ford, Renault, Mitsubishi, and Lexus there were a few local players such as AtoB, Zero Cars, and Eco Motion. The sweetheart of the show had to be Mia-Electric. Never seen in the UK before the little pop icon with centre drive position was stealing people’s imaginations left right and centre.
I saw a car which was completely in silver and that looked very captivating. And moreover, it was an SUV, could not have asked for more. Then there were the mini coopers which were electric too. There were some top of the range cars costing a fortune. Probably, one in a million could afford those cars.
There were some really cool bicycles which were partially electric. A minibus which could carry 5 passengers was also a great innovation. If that vehicle is brought to india, then the existence of auto rickshaws would vanish. Soon, we can find india emerging in the Market for competition.
Overall, the exhibition was amazing and people could go on a test drive too. I was offered a set drive by some of the leading brands but I do not have the intention of purchasing a vehicle now so refused the offer. The experience was really nice and I enjoyed it. Hope to see London and other cities in the world have such vehicles and make the world a better place to live with less pollution.