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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.
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...
All the electric entrants in the 2012 Eco-Rally will make use of existing charging points around Oxford in preparation for the start-line display and 65 mile trip to London. The growing network of charging points will give Oxford one of the highest densities of charging points anywhere in Europe, courtesy of the POLAR network. More...
The 2012 Eco-Rally will start in the new electric car capital of Europe against the backdrop of classic Gothic architecture. Expect to see a range of vehicles and sustainable travel options, ranging from affordable to quirky to downright sexy.
On Saturday 18 August, the sixth annual Eco-Rally will showcase a wide range of future transport services and vehicles from some of the world's leading automakers and innovative new start-ups. Many will be driven by familiar faces setting off in convoy from Oxford to London via the legendary Ace Cafe - proving that modern, eco-friendly cars, bikes and vans can get us from "A to B without the three Cs" (carbon, cost & congestion).
The event includes exciting new product launches from the likes of Ford, Zero Motorcycles and Rieju, plus mobility services and amazing fleet vehicles. City transport will be a hot topic in London during the 2012 Olympic Games and now the UK Government's Plug-in Car and Plug-in Van grants make zero emission transport even more affordable.
Dr Martin Dare-Edwards, Country Manager for Infineum UK, and also Chairman of the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, took to the wheel of a Tesla Roadster for the start and first leg of the Bridgestone 2011 Eco-Rally on Sunday 31st July.