The Green Motor Show

Walking in to Ecovelocity yesterday afternoon to be met by a Lightning, Fisker Karma and a Tesla was special.  There are 3 cars that prove that electric vehicles can be sexy!

The lightning can do 0 to 60 in less than 5 seconds; the new Tesla has a range exceeding 300 miles while the Fiisker Karma is a range extender.  Whether your need is speed or distance these vehicles offer an eye catching solution.

The prototype Vauxhall Electric City Car reminds

me of the film Tron.  And the fabulous 3 seater Mia were also on display.

Two great looking cars that are leading the way (with others such as the Renault Twizzy etc) in proving that electric cars can be new and exciting.

The only disappointment was the number of vehicles on display.  Yes there was the Volt and Ampera for the mid market, a Renault Kangoo and Nissan Leaf etc.  But I would have liked to have seen some of the models due for release from the likes of BMW, Audi, Ford etc.

I had my ticket as part of Grand Designs live where I was researching in to some the latest eco building methods available to the public.  I was very impressed with the Polysolar Greenhouse, PV panels on a greenhouse that let through the suns growing rays while converting its power in to electricity.

So not too disappointed with the day as a whole.  Maybe next year we will see a few more vehicles.

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