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About Revolve
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Revolve is an independent cleantech consultancy based in London UK, with a mission to accelerate the market for efficient and sustainable transport technologies, fuels and services through high profile events. We produce The Annual Eco-Rally and static events like the Green Motor Expo".

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About the Eco-Rally

General Description:  The annual Eco-Rally by Revolve utilises high-profile locations and celebrity drivers, to showcase the best present and future transport to members of the public who may not otherwise be aware of its existence. You can expect to see all kinds of green machines: bicycles, pedelecs & rickshaws, bikes, superminis, family cars, taxis, sports-carslimousines, vans, lorries and even SUVs!

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The Eco-Rally represents a real-world journey. The route varies from year to year, but always includes famous landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Oxford University, Brighton Pier, The Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, London City Hall and Tower Bridge. In the past, we flippd the Veteran Car Run on it's head by driving future cars from the coast to the capital (Brighton to London). Currently the route is from Oxford to London (see details here). We have big plans for future events and would love to hear your suggestions.

The drivers are usually journalists, celebrities and dignitaries, who are chosen for their knowledge of the subject, influence, occupation and personal experience. Click here for the latest line-up and use the event filter to see who has taken part in previous years . Journalists can apply here.

General Questions about Eco-Driving
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The following guide explains the visions, aims and principles of the various behaviour changes and propulsion technologies currently being developed to reduce our dependance on fossil fuels, cut congestion and reduce emissions in the hope of a better quality of life.

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At first glance, it appears that scrapping a car completely contradicts with the concept of sustainability. The first thing to do is check the CO2 emissions from your latest MOT and compare that with the model you'd like to replace it with.

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Consumers and business buyers can get a 25% discount for eligible electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen (capped at £5,000) cars. The government grant will be available at the point of purchase directly from the dealership or manufacturer, so consumers will not be out of pocket or have to go through a separate application process.  It works in a similar way to the Government scrappage scheme; except that you will not have to scrap your old car. There is also a plug-in grant for electric vans.

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Electric and plug-in hybrid vans are now eligible for a government grant, which will be available to both private and business buyers across the UK.  The scheme will be similar to the plug-in car grant, but with a lower percentage discount from the list price (20%) and a higher maximum grant (£8,000).

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The automotive industry adds £9.5bn to the UK economy and employs around 380,000 people. British workers design, engineer and build cars that are sold globally. It is clear that there is an environmental and an economic imperative to to change.

What has motorsport got to do with safety and the environment?

Apart from the ecological impact of actually racing, the global transportation of motorsport equipment requires significant carbon offsetting. Six 747 Jumbo jets are needed to transport the F1 cargo around the world, not to mention ecological impact of the cars on a race weekend. So is motorsport travelling in the wrong direction on the journey towards zero emissions?

Motorsport is actually the catalyst for many of today’s cleantech products including aerodynamics, kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS or regenerative-braking), carbon-fibre wind-turbine blades and low rolling-resistance tyres.

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LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) is manufactured during the refining of crude oil, or extracted from oil or gas streams as they emerge from the ground. When LPG is used to fuel internal combustion engines, it is often referred to as autogas. In some countries, it has been used since the 1940s as an alternative fuel for spark ignition engines. More recently, it has also been used in diesel engines.

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