Supercars and racers and record challengers feature at low carbon vehicle event posted on 06 September 2011
A variety of extreme low carbon vehicles developed to push the boundaries of efficient high performance will be showcased at the UK’s foremost annual business-to-business Low Carbon Vehicle event, LCV2011 (www.lcv2011.co.uk), which takes place 7 – 8 September, at the Rockingham Race Circuit in Northamptonshire.
LCV2011 delegates will be able to see on the Rockingham track the Racing Green Endurance electric supercar, which completed an epic 26,000 kms journey along the Pan-American Highway from Alaska to the southern tip of South America in late 2010. The dramatic Jaguar C-X75 showcar will also feature at LCV2011, the production version of which will be powered by electric motors at each wheel and a range-extending four-cylinder petrol engine.
Kingston University’s ‘Ion Horse’– a ground-breaking electric racing superbike that finished third in its class in the 2011 Isle of Man TT Zero race – will set the first ever electric bike lap record at the Rockingham Race Circuit. LCV2011 will also play host to the four-wheel electric land speed record challenger, Bluebird Electric, on display a few weeks after its recent record-setting attempts at Pendine Sands.
Looking towards top-flight low-carbon motorsport of the future, the technical details of the first all-electric Le Mans Prototype racecar will be unveiled at LCV2011 by Lola and Drayson Racing Technologies. The two British motorsport engineering specialists are collaborating to develop the new racer for the proposed 2013 FIA electric car championship.
LCV2011 – which features a conference, technology exhibition and ride-and-drive course – is hosted by Cenex, the UK’s Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell Technologies.
Brendan Connor, Cenex Chairman says: “Just as motoring pioneers of the early 20th century started racing to earn recognition of their machines’ capabilities, so it is important that the low carbon vehicle (LCV) sector demonstrates what’s achievable with today’s ground breaking technologies. These ‘halo’ projects highlight the role UK motorsport is playing in helping advance the performance of key technologies that will help cut carbon when applied to passenger cars and commercial vehicles,” he said.
“It’s significant that LCV2011 is taking place at Rockingham Race Circuit, located within UK’s motorsport valley, because technologies showcased through motorsport helps the low carbon vehicle sector reach out to the global motor industry and to the many fans who follow motorsport. I’m very much looking forward to seeing these cutting-edge projects and to talking to the teams involved.”
LCV2011 will be Cenex’s fourth annual event and will be the biggest and most influential business-to-business low carbon vehicle event in the UK to date. In recognition of its increasing importance and scale, the event has moved to Rockingham Race Circuit near Corby in Northamptonshire. This new venue offers exhibitors and delegates more space and greater flexibility, with a wide variety of conference and hospitality suites for exhibitors.
For exhibitor and delegate enquiries, please visit www.lcv2011.co.uk.
To keep up to speed with Cenex’s fourth Low Carbon Vehicle event, follow LCV2011 on Twitter @lcv_event, search for LCV2011 on Facebook, and join the LCV2011 group on LinkedIn.