EcoVelocity confirms public test drive vehicles

Seven carmakers bringing vehicles for show visitors to try out

By Will Dron on April 26, 2012 2:50 PM

EcoVelocity, the low carbon motorshow, has confirmed that seven major manufacturers will be bringing vehicles for the public to try out on its 3.5-mile test drive course.

The latest ultra efficient petrol, diesel and electric cars from Vauxhall, Peugeot, Mia, Honda, Nissan, Citroen and Chevrolet will be on offer for the test drives, a unique feature of EcoVelocity that last year proved to be the event’s biggest hit.

“Test drives when taken in isolation can be time consuming,” commented event organiser Giles Brown. “Our unique offering and facility will allow visitors to take almost back-to-back test drives, giving motorists the opportunity to make direct comparisons and work out which vehicle best fits their requirements.”

Plug-in cars on offer include the four-seater Vauxhall Ampera and Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric saloons, the pure-electric Nissan LEAF five-seat family car as well as the Citroen C-Zero small car. At this point Peugeot hasn’t confirmed its offering, but we’d guess the iOn pure-electric will be part of the fleet.

To avoid disappointment, visitors wanting to have a go in a test vehicle must bring along both parts of their driving licence.

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