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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.
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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.
Chargemaster will be displaying their POLAR charging point at the 2012 Eco-Rally start line. All the electric entrants in this year's Eco-Rally will make use of existing charging points around Oxford in preparation for the 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. All of these sites will soon provide the ability to fast charge suitably equipped cars at a rate over twice as fast as standard charging. POLAR is the UK’s national, privately-funded, electric car charging infrastructure expected to cover the 100 largest towns and cities across the country in the near future.
Electric Vehicle owners living within the M25 are offered free home charging units worth over £1,000 if they take part in the Low Carbon London electric vehicle usage trial, exclusively offered through a partnership between POD Point and UK Power Networks.
A POD Point Solo charge unit will be temporarily installed at the Ace Cafe to support the 2012 Oxford to London Eco-Rally. Electric vehicle owners living within the M25 are to be offered free home charging units as part of a year-long trial into usage. The Low Carbon London project has signed an agreement with POD Point and UK Power Networks which will see owners given the units worth over £1,000 if they agree to take part. The new project is working towards the goal of reducing the Capital’s emissions by 60% by 2025, and will measure how and when people charge their vehicles. Results from the trial will be used develop London’s electricity networks into a reliable and sustainable low carbon electricity network.