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In the UK, most motorists drive to work alone, carrying only minimal luggage, meaning more than half the vehicle is usually 'dead weight and wasted space’. Many households feel they need the flexibility of more than one car, so it makes sense to either car-share or make that second vehicle as small as possible. Two-seater cars can be parked sideways, squeeze through small gaps, accelerate faster and get through traffic lights quicker - using less energy - making that commute to work much faster and more pleasant.
Comprehensive studies show that three Smart cars can pass through a set of traffic lights in the same time as two average sized cars plus two Smart cars can fit into one parking space.
The 2012 Oxford to London Eco-Rally will act as the UK debut of the entirely revamped Zero DS. Zero Motorcycles are confident that the new 2012 Zero DS will strengthen its reputation as the world’s most versatile electric motorcycle. DS stands for ‘Dual Sport’ - designed to be agile in the dirt and quick on the street. The sleek and contemporary new styling is visually distinct from its predecessors. The new powertrain includes a brushless motor capable of 80 mph, new state of the art battery cell technology (over 100 mile range), regenerative braking and a power pack that is designed to last the life of the motorcycle. It is the first mass production electric motorcycle to ever achieve over 100 miles range (EPA UDDS).
In late 2010, the Mayor of Barcelona announced his vision for the city centre to become CO2 and emissions free within four years. A joint project was formed under Cluster Moto with support from the Catalan administration and in collaboration with Barca University. The result is the MIUS electric scooter by Rieju - an alternative for individual lightweight transport. The Rieju MIUS (pronounced 'my us') is one of the most efficient, functional and green urban scooters available for personal or fleet use.
With the growth of cycling and the evolution towards alternative power sources, the Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCI) has launched the eMCI to represent those who want to accelerate the adoption of electric Powered Two Wheelers (ePTW) in the UK.
Infineum is a leader in the formulation and manufacturing of petroleum additives for lubricants and fuels and has been developing products to enhance the performance of vehicles for over 80 years. Infineum's products are used in 1-in-3 of the world's vehicles and they expect to continue to make advances in the fuel efficiency of vehicles for many years to come.
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The Renault Twizy delivers all the fundamentals associated with a car, namely four wheels, a steering wheel and pedals, plus an enveloping body for two occupants sitting in tandem, one behind the other. The ultra-compact footprint of the electric Renault Twizy is ideally suited to city motoring. It is now on sale in the UK with a price tag beginning at £6,990. Monthly battery lease cost will be £40 based on a 36 month, 4,500 miiles per year agreement - equivalent to £480 a year.
Barclays Cycle Hire is a public bicycle sharing scheme for short journeys in and around central London. Users can pick up a bicycle and drop it off at any docking station, ready for the next person - reducing the growing gap between public transport capacity and demand.
The Oxford to London Eco-Rally will act as the UK debut of the entirely revamped 2012 Zero S. It is the first mass production electric motorcycle ever to achieve over 100 miles range on the EPA UDDS. This high performance electric bike (125cc equivalent) has evolved to aggressively take on urban environments and back-country ‘twisties’, delivering instant torque and power from a standstill and smooth acceleration as you throttle out of turns. Zero Motorcycles’ all-new Z-ForceTM power pack and powertrain have been beefed up and now offer regenerative capability. The new Zero S, looks slicker and goes faster and further than ever before.
The fully-electric Mia U (urban transporter) van is short and nimble on the outside but incredibly spacious inside with 1,500 litres cargo volume and 350 kg payload. The central driving position and sliding doors facilitate getting in and out of ether side easily, especially in tight parking spots. Like the family mia L, it is 3.19 m long and its tight turning circle gives it a clear edge in those narrow city streets. Mia is also developing a range-extended version using a fuel cell to increase range by around 100 miles.