Fifty Electric Cars Complete London-Brighton Rally

Travelelectric -- based on Smart Lab Open -- has a range of 60 miles from a single five-hour charge and a top speed of 40 MPH using British-designed control technology and aircraft-grade lithium-cobalt batteries.

Published: 27-Jul-2007

The London to Brighton EV saw a host of electric vehicles making the 50-mile journey on 22nd July.

The journey retraces the route of the original London to Brighton Veteran Car Runs, including the climb over the Ditchling Beacon on the South Downs.

“What we achieved that Sunday, can be repeated day in day out, with two adults, and all from a car that has sufficient in reserve to cope with the cut and thrust of urban dual-carriageways,” says Vaughan Richmond, partner at Elettrica’s UK agents’ Travelelectric.


Pasadena ordered to return its 11 Nissan Hypermini battery electric cars after carmaker refuses to renew leases.

Siemens VDO engineers are working on plans to integrate the drivetrain, steering, shock absorbers and brakes directly into the wheels of future cars.

Called the Xebra, the new vehicle has three wheels instead of four, weighs under 1,000 pounds and can seat four. It travels up to 40 miles on one charge, and whirs along at up to 40 mph.


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