London, 4 May 2012: EcoVelocity will this weekend become the first UK car show to be truly carbon neutral.

    ecovelocityThrough its new partnership with Carbon Neutral Investments, EcoVelocity will offset the carbon emissions of the show, and its visitors’ travel to and from the event, by supporting a pioneering hydro-electric project in India.

    EcoVelocity is returning for its second year from the 5th – 13th May at London’s ExCel as a low carbon motor show that allows visitors to learn about the latest low carbon and zero emissions vehicles on the market today, as well as experiencing a hands-on test drive on a 3.5 mile route in London.

    The show will provide opportunities for visitors to view the current and future options for more environmentally responsible motoring, and to gain a greater understanding of the technology and processes involved in developing low carbon vehicles and an insight into the benefits of owning one.

    Carbon Neutral Investments is proud to be a partner of the low-carbon motor event. Edward Carlton, CNI Head of UK Operations, said:  “Having seen the success of EcoVelocity in 2011 first hand, CNI are delighted to form a new partnership for this year’s event. EcoVelocity has taken the position as the UK’s major motoring show and, with all the exhibitors boasting impressive low emissions in their automotive products, it’s important that the organisers can demonstrate the same values.  We’re delighted to support EcoVelocity by offsetting the carbon emissions of the show, and also of all the visitors’ travel to and from Excel – making it the UK’s first carbon neutral car show.”

    At the heart of EcoVelocity for 2012 is the ‘Main Theatre’ where visitors can listen to a varied series of interesting and thought provoking presentations and discussions from the industry experts about the world of low carbon motoring, including vehicle production, the different technologies and how they operate in the real world.  Each session will end with an open Q and A so that visitors can get direct answers to their questions.

    The display vehicles will showcase a range of low carbon alternatives, including fully electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrids along with lower CO2 emission petrol and diesel cars.