EcoVelocity was the single biggest test drive event that the UK has seen. The event saw more than seven thousand people come to test drive various cars that are more friendly for the environment, such as electric or ultra-low emission models. At the event there was a specially designed test track that allowed people to find out what it would be like to own one of the vehicles.
There was other good news for the environment when Source London, the company that provide the electric charging points around the city, announced that they has seen a threefold increase in usage. This system allows members to charge their car at many locations all over London.
One of the organisers of the event is Giles Brown who said, “This is an event that is designed to get eco-friendly cars noticed. We do this by offering a hands-on experience that really gives visitors an idea of what it is like to drive one of these cars.” Boris Johnson opened the event and he commented, “We are using many electric cars for the Olympic Games next year and the charging stations will later be integrated with Source London’s.”