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London’s EcoVelocity EV show to return

January 17, 2012

Last year’s EcoVelocity show was held at Battersea Power Station. — Picture courtesy of EcoVelocityLast year’s EcoVelocity show was held at Battersea Power Station. — Picture courtesy of EcoVelocityLONDON, Jan 17 — The London electric vehicle show EcoVelocity will return for its second edition this year, organisers have confirmed.

The show, one of several in London to pop up since the demise of the British Motor Show in 2008, focuses exclusively on electric mobility and was first held last year in Battersea Power Station.

In a signal of the demand for the event, organisers announced on January 13 that it will be moved to the ExCeL centre, London’s largest exhibition space, for the 2012 edition.

This will enable more space for electric vehicle test drives at the event, which runs May 10-12, the show said, with electric, hybrid and very low carbon models all expected to be on show.

Although electric cars are increasingly playing a part in modern auto shows, Europe still lacks a singular “green” auto show to compete with the environmentally friendly Los Angeles Auto Show held every November.

However, EcoVelocity isn’t the only show vying for Europe’s green car show crown — eCarTec Paris, one of the continent’s major EV events, will move across to the enormous Porte de Versailles exhibition centre for the first time this year when it gets under way on April 3.

Its sister show, eCarTec Munich, will take place for the fourth time between October 23-25 in the southern German city. — AFP-Relaxnews