Dozens of innovative electric vehicles line the waterfront this weekend as the London-Brighton rally kicks off.
More than 75 different electric modes of transport will make the journey from Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens in London tomorrow, arriving at Madeira Drive later today.
Tomorrow’s event will see solar-powered cars, self-builders and even an electric plane following the route to the city.
This is the second time the EV rally has taken place, after last year’s event was an “unprecedented success”.
Tom Druitt is the CEO of The Big Lemon Buses in Brighton, which has many electric vehicles in its fleet.
He is also a co-founder of the event and said there are “great things in store for the day”.
“Now we have a bigger and better event to look forward to tomorrow,” he said.
“The purpose of the event is to demonstrate and celebrate the rapid development of electric vehicles and renewable energy technologies and to have a fun day in the process.
“We have some very exciting vehicles in our self-build category, and we will celebrate afterwards with an awards ceremony and after-party at Elm House, University of Brighton.”
Prizes will be awarded for the most efficient vehicles in each class and for the most innovative and sustainable designs.
The London-Brighton event was the first all-electric vehicle rally to take place in England and showcases the “latest electric and solar vehicle technology” in the transport industry.
This year’s event is in partnership with popular YouTube channel Fully Charged, whose shows are presented by TV star Robert Llewellyn – who starred in Red Dwarf and Channel 4’s Scrapheap Challenge.
The rally leaves London at 7am and will stop at Ifield Community College, West Sussex, at 8am and then at Madeira Drive in Brighton for 10am.
All electric vehicles will remain on display until 2 p.m.
Spectators are invited to experience vehicles on Madeira Drive and the Brighton Beach E-village, which encourages people to explore an ‘electric lifestyle’.
There will be interactive booths, live music and exhibits from leading electric vehicle companies, as well as a test track.
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This notice was published: 2022-06-24 11:20:39