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The 2012 Eco-Rally logistics team will be using Zipcars and Zipvans for all essential rally support and representatives from Zipcar will be on hand at the start and finish lines to answer any queries. Joining a car club means having means saving money and emissions. A typical Zipcar member saves £3,162 per year vs. owning their own vehicle.
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 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.
The fully-electric Mia is short and nimble on the outside but incredibly spacious inside for three or four people depending on the model. Like a McLaren F1 supercar, the driver sits centrally giving the passengers an enormous space to stretch their legs. The Mia’s sliding doors and an almost 'T-top' style roof facilitate getting in and out safely, especially in tight parking spots. The seat configuration allows for more boot space too.
The Renault Twizy (seen at the 2012 Eco-Rally) won the “red dot award: product design 2012”, one of the most prestigious international design prices. A panel of 30 international experts also selected the Renault Twizy from the 4,515 applications submitted in this category as winner of the “Best of the Best product design 2012” prize.
Joining a car club means having means saving money and emissions,. A typical Zipcar member saves £3,162 per year vs. owning their own vehicle. Car club models available in the UK emit 20% less CO2 per kilometer than the average British car. In the US, 10% of the population is expected to adopt car sharing as their primary mode of transportation. Millions of people saving billions of gallons of gas and oil. Factor in the savings and you've got an economic revolution.
Along with plenty of excitement and an incredible atmosphere, the Olympic Games will bring thousands of visitors to London and the UK. This means the transport system will be extremely busy so it’s important to plan and book your journey well in advance.
Investing in Future Transport is a high level conference covering innovation and investment opportunities in the transport sector. The conference is supported by the Mayor of London and chaired by journalist and TV presenter, Quentin Willson.
One of the best ways to cut emissions, congestion & costs is to avoid commuting altogether. This year brings the largest sporting events in the world to the UK - the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Roads and public transport will be much busier than usual. The following guide is aimed at providing you with the tools you need to work from home.