Low-emissions motor show to return

Low-CO2 specific motor show EcoVelocity is due to return for a second year at a bigger London site, after the first location was stretched to its limits.

Demand for test-drives in low-emission cars from as many as 17 different brands meant that teams present at the show were working at capacity. Around 7,000 test drives were taken in the 2011 show at Battersea Power Station, the success of which led organisers to relocate to theExCeL arena for the 2012 outing. The venue has previously hosted the British Motor Show and Top Gear Live.

Giles Brown, managing director of organisers IGME Ltd commented: "To take the event to the next level, we had to move to a world-class venue, with scope to substantially increase test drive opportunities which were at full capacity during the launch event. ExCeL is an outstanding venue, and with nearly 500,000 attending the British Motor Show in 2008, we know how popular it was with both the industry and general public."

The format of the show will be broadly in line with previous versions, with carmakers eager to show their ever-growing green car model ranges including electric, hybrid and low-carbon derivatives. A special test drive circuit will also allow visitors to put new models to the test.

Copyright Press Association 2012