Green cars set for inaugural rally

The inaugural RAC Brighton to London Future Car Challenge is expected to attract a host of environmentally friendly vehicles on November 6.

Five cars and crews have already taken part in a trial run of the car challenge, which aims to promote low-energy impact vehicles. Their is expected to be a large field for the real thing which should be the biggest event of its kind in the UK.

The latest electric, hybrid and low-emission passenger cars, together with light commercial vehicles and motorcycles will take part.

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: 'The Future Car Challenge is set to show off a fantastic range of greener transport choices. I want London to be leaders in the take up of vehicles fuelled by low polluting technologies.

"This is why we are working hard to make London the electric vehicle capital of Europe to improve our air quality, reduce traffic noise and contribute significantly to cutting carbon emissions."

A device will be installed in every vehicle that enters the Brighton to London challenge, which will measure the fuel consumption and dicide on the winner

A more detailed breakdown of the performance of each vehicle will be calculated after the event.

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