Green supercars lead EcoVelocity highlights
A collection of some of the world's most head-turning eco-friendly metal will feature in a specially created green supercar paddock at the inaugural EcoVelocity car show next week.
Dispelling the myth that eco-friendly cars can be slow and boring, the brand new eco car show team has designed the paddock to show off a range of exciting, sporty and stylish green supercars.
Included in the line-up at Battersea Power station in London will be the Westfield Sport E. Known for their pure handling, track eating sports cars, the manufacturer has managed to pull off a pure electric version that can attack B-roads for 100 miles before it runs out of charge.
The shockingly fast Tesla Roadster, the first highway capable electric car in serial production, will also be present. Covering 200 miles between charges, it can get you to 60mph in just 3.7 seconds.
In fact, EcoVelocity will feature a whole host of cars that boast impressive performance figures.
The superfast Evelio, which can do 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds looks stunning, sharp and fit for purpose as a supercar slayer. Built in Hampshire is still only a prototype but it shows the massive leaps forward in the industry.
The Lightning GT is sure to attract more than a fleeting glance and with its sleek looks, it could easily be a contender for the next James Bond car. Producing 700bhp and with 3,300Nm of torque (more than twice that of the Bugatti Veyron SuperSport), the 0-62mph time of less than five seconds should feel like you're inside a climbing space shuttle.
The Nemesis Electric Sports Car is bound to live up to its name and make a few enemies in the petrol-powered fraternity. Based on the Lotus Exige, it has an eye-watering speed of 170mph (0-100mph in 8.5 seconds) and is set to make other manufacturers sit up and take note.
So, has green motoring finally become sexy at last?
Giles Brown, EcoVelocity Event Director, said: "The addition of the green supercar paddock might well be a little bit unexpected for some visitors and will definitely grab a lot of attention, but that is the whole point, changing perceptions.
"We are here to educate people about eco friendly motoring which is evolving all the time."
Practicality is also at the heart of the paddock, with Nick Carpenter and Simon Dowson's creation, the Delta 4 2+2 coupe. It weighs just 975kg including the battery packs due to a carbon-fibre chassis with enough room in the back for the kids.
EcoVelocity runs from 8-11 September and will feature many more of the latest green models, including electric, hybrid and low CO2-emitting cars. For more information go to the EcoVelocity website.