Drivers urged to try out green cars

Motorists will be offered a unique chance to try out low-carbon and high mpg cars at Motorexpo's 'Drive the Future' display to be held next month.

The event has been specifically designed to convince new car buyers to consider electric, hybrid and ultra-economical vehicles as realistic options.

Visitors can test drive models such as the Vauxhall Ampera, as well as vehicles that are yet to hit the roads, at this year's Motorexpo held in London's Canary Wharf from June 6 to June 12.

Motoring commentator Quentin Wilson said: Rising fuel prices have changed the way we choose our cars and many consumers don't know that they can now buy a Volkswagen Polo that does 80mpg, a Vauxhall Corsa that can crack 81mpg or a Skoda Fabia that returns 83 miles to every gallon. Not forgetting electric cars like the Tesla roadster, Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi i-MiEV or Citroën C-Zero that cost as little as £1.50 to travel 100 miles."

He added: "The UK market now has some of the most economical cars in the world. I want the public to start driving them."

Entry to the event is free of cost and those interested can find out more about government grants for green cars, fuel-saving tutorials and technology demonstrations at the Motorexpo's Drive the Future section.

Drive The Future will be situated within Montgomery Square for the duration of the show.

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