Brighton to London "Future Car Challenge"

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Re: Brighton to London "Future Car Challenge"

Postby retepsnikrep » Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:48 pm

Nice who won!!!
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Re: Brighton to London "Future Car Challenge"

Postby ChrisB » Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:35 pm

Robbed directly from their book face site :wink:

RAC Brighton to London Future Car Challenge: Trophies awarded to:



A1 – Most Economic Small Passenger EV – TATA Motors Ltd, TATA Indica Vista Electric (Simon Clarke)



A2 – Most Economical & Environment Friendly Small Passenger EV – TATA Motors Ltd, TATA Indica Vista Electric (Simon Clarke)



B1 – None



B2 – None



C1 – Most Economical Small Passenger ICEV – Gordon Murray Designs Ltd, T.25 City Car (Gordon Murray)



C2 – Most Economical & Environment Friendly Small Passenger ICEV – Gordon Murray Designs Ltd, T.25 City Car (Gordon Murray)



D2 – Most Economic & Environment Friendly Regular Passenger EV – Volkswagen Golf blue-e-motion Electric (Jim Holder)



E2 – Most Economic & Environment Friendly Regular Passenger HEV - Toyota Auris Hybrid (Matt Sanger)



F2 – Most Economic & Environment Friendly Regular Passenger ICEV – BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics Diesel (David Ward)



K2 – Most Economic & Environment Friendly Sports EV – Lotus Elise S1 Electric (Russ Sciville)



L2 – Most Economic & Environment Friendly Sports HEV – Honda UK - Honda CR-Z Hybrid (Edd China/Dan Roberts)



N2 – Most Economic & Environment Friendly Multi-Purpose Electric vehicle – Zytek Mercedes-Benz Vito Taxi Electric (Neil Heslington)



R – Most Economic Light Commercial EV – Nicholson McLaren Citroen Nemo Van Electric (Neil McIntree)



T – Most Economic Light Commercial ICEV – Ford Fiesta Van 1.6TDCi ECOnetic Diesel (Jay Nagley)



The Public Choice – Vauxhall Ampera Extended Range EV – (Andrew Duerden)


Best Overall Private Entry As Chosen By The Event Judges – Lotus Elise S1 Electric (Russ Sciville)

Best Overall Entry As Chosen By The Event Judges – Volkswagen Golf blue-e-motion Electric (Jim Holder)
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Well done to our very own Russ for scooping the best private entry 8)

I spoke to a fair few public folk and the general comment from joe public definately was "this is all well and good but where can I buy a EV at a reasonable price now"

The message is getting out though, definately more and more people REALLY want to buy an EV these days, at todays outing I definately got far more positive feed back than negative and the main thing was people wanted to know where they could get one.

Had a couple of folks say that they came up from Brighton VERY slowly , yes I know it was suppose to be an energy challenge but hey doing 20mph doesnt really show an EV or any low emission vehicle in a good light in my book, brings the term "milk float" to the fore front of folks minds in my view.

Many thanks to Kevin and Russ for displaying the BVS stickers on their vehicles, heard one person say "I didnt know there was a society for electric vehicles" 8)



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Re: Brighton to London "Future Car Challenge"

Postby Kevin Sharpe » Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:48 pm

First RAC Brighton to London Future Car Challenge great success http://fb.me/yCbdbyoM
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Re: Brighton to London "Future Car Challenge"

Postby Kevin Sharpe » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:25 am

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Re: Brighton to London "Future Car Challenge"

Postby rustybkts » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:58 am

Wow, is that it?

The advert runs for longer.

I could have done a better video on my moby. They only had to ask and pass a thick brown envelope over!
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Re: Brighton to London "Future Car Challenge"

Postby Kevin Sharpe » Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:19 pm

rustybkts wrote:Wow, is that it?
Yeh, I've only seen limited coverage from the mainstream press so far... when in southampton last night the BBC news covered the event for about 20 seconds...
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Re: Brighton to London "Future Car Challenge"

Postby ChrisB » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:38 pm

rustybkts wrote:Wow, is that it?

The advert runs for longer.

I could have done a better video on my moby. They only had to ask and pass a thick brown envelope over!



Video wont even load for me :roll: doesnt sound like I'm missing much though.

I've kept my eyes open all weekend and only seen a couple of short bits on both BBC and ITV and the BBC version I felt was rubish :roll:

There was a reporter strike at the time which hasnt helped sadly.

Maybe one of the discovery channels might make something of it ?? certainly at the crawley check point there were several film crews and photographers.

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Re: Brighton to London "Future Car Challenge"

Postby Kevin Sharpe » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:10 pm

13 photos on Facebook in the album "Award Winners - BLFCC" http://fb.me/LwhaWldu
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Re: Brighton to London "Future Car Challenge"

Postby Kevin Sharpe » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:36 pm

Selection of images from BLFCC http://fb.me/KFyKW0LL
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Re: Brighton to London "Future Car Challenge"

Postby rustybkts » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:42 pm

Hey Kevin,

Have you got nothing better to do than send links to a site I cannot connect to because we blocked Facebook at work to stop the slaves from enjoying themselves at our expense. :evil:

Thanks anyway and I'll look later.
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