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The 2011 Bridgestone Eco-Rally, will culminate on The Mall between Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square where they will join an all day celebration of sustainable transport options in association with the Start initiative - inspired by HRH Prince of Wales
Given to HRH The Prince of Wales on his 21st birthday and last seen driven by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they left their wedding reception. The DB6 MKII Vantage Volante is one of the rarest and sought after Aston Martin cars ever made. This particular model was converted to run on E85 bioethanol, made from English wine wastage, in 2008 at the specific request of His Royal Highness.
Oxfordshire County Council is responsible for providing many key local services and employs over 20,000 people to deliver them. Each year the council manages £845 million of public money in the provision of these services on behalf of Oxfordshire's 615,000 people.
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.
200km/h top-speed. Range of 400km on a single charge. Just 6hrs to re-charge using a normal socket. This student-built car has been tried and tested all the way from Alaska to Argentina. The epic road trip was aimed at shattering the public perception of electric vehicles as slow, unattractive and of limited range. Is there a more perfect challenge than tackling the longest road on the planet in our electric supercar? The adventure is available on a DVD filmed and directed by the maker of the the 'Long Way Round' series.
The Vectrix electric maxi-class scooter is The AA's choice for providing motorcycle assistance in London. Capable of over 60 mph (97 km/h), with maximum torque available immediately - a much-loved characteristic of electric motors. It has 90% less moving parts than a petrol scooter, making it an extremely reliable support vehicle.
The 2011 Bridgestone Eco-Rally event is in collaboration with Start- a national initiative by The Prince's Charities Foundation to promote and celebrate sustainable living and to show what a more energy efficient, cleaner and healthier future could look like. Start's objective is to present an inspiring picture of a sustainable future.
Several events will build up to the finale on Sunday 31 July, when the 2011 Bridgestone Eco-Rally will showcase a wide range of vehicles, transport products & services from some of the world's leading automakers. More...
As the world's largest tyre company, Bridgestone is committed to reducing the impact of motoring and to helping ensure a healthy environment for current and future generations. Several Eco-Rally vehicles including the 2011 World and European Car of the Year are shod with Bridgestone tyres.