The Energy Saving Trust to partner the Future Drive Motor Show

The show is set to run between the 5 and 12 May 2013 at ExCeL and will give the automotive industry an opportunity to showcase its latest high-tech and cutting edge vehicles and motorbikes to the British public.
Event organiser Giles Brown said: “I am delighted that the Energy Saving Trust is on board for the Future Drive Show, it will join a number of key influencers at the show that can all help consumers find their way through the car and bike buying decision process.  The automotive industry is a very fast moving sector and cars and bikes are quite different to even 5-years ago.”
“The Energy Saving Trust will also be able to advise consumers about the latest incentives available to motorists if they look to purchase a lower carbon vehicle, there is currently a £5,000 grant offered to purchasers of plug in vehicles*.”
The Energy Saving Trust will be involved in the Future Drive theatre activity and hope to offer advice to motorists, whether their motoring is for business or pleasure.
Caroline Watson, Energy Saving Trust commented:  “Consumers are faced with an array of decisions to make when selecting their ‘Future Drive’ and we hope at the show to be able to provide unbiased clear information and to maybe suggest options that they may not consider otherwise.”
The Energy Saving Trust can give advice on the following:

  • smarter driving techniques and explanations of why they work
  • plug-in vehicles and hybrids – what’s available, where you can buy them, how you can charge them, benefits, features and how they can suit your needs
  • alternative fuels you can use
  • grants, schemes and discounts available
  • resources for journey planning such as online tools, smartphone apps and GPS

Future Drive, will take place at ExCeL London from May 5th- 12th 2013 and will have a wide range of new vehicles on display and available for test drives.  Future Drive 2013 will also include a host of features including an electric supercar paddock, a garage of the future, a motorbike and scooter test drive area as well as a kiddies driving area.
“As parent company of the new show and owners of multi-award winning shows including Grand Designs Live and The Ideal Home Show we are investing heavily in Future Drive to ensure it establishes itself as the leading event for motorists, we are delighted with the interest the show has so far received from the automotive industry,” commented Rob Nathan, Marketing Director, Media 10.
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