Quentin Willson, one of the UK’s leading motoring commentators, has founded a unique opportunity for ordinary motorists to test drive high mpg and low carbon cars this summer. Drive the Future, which will be one of the highlight displays at the 2011 London Motorexpo, has been designed specifically to de-mystify electric, hybrid and ultra-economical saloons, SUVs and sports cars, and showcase these vehicles as realistic options for today’s new car buyers.

The Drive the Future section of Motorexpo has been formulated to enable the public to ride and drive new vehicles for the first time. Supported by the RAC, Vauxhall, Volkswagen, Tesla, Toyota, Skoda, Mitsubishi, Transport for London and the government’s Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, the event will provide the public a unique opportunity to drive some important, yet-to-be launched new cars, such as Vauxhall’s ground-breaking new extended-range electric vehicle, the Ampera.

Willson comments: ”Rising fuel prices have changed the way we choose our cars and many consumers don’t know that they can now buy a Volkswagen Polo that does 80mpg, a Vauxhall Corsa that can crack 81mpg or a Skoda Fabia that returns 83 miles to every gallon. Not forgetting all electric cars like the Tesla roadster, Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi iMiev or Citroen C Zero that cost as little as £1.50 to travel 100 miles. The UK market now has some of the most economical cars in the World. I want the public to start driving them.”

Graeme Carver, Motorexpo CEO said “We are delighted to be working with Quentin and adding to the ever growing interactive nature of Motorexpo with the Drive The Future display. This year we are anticipating over 400,000 visitors to Canary Wharf for what is Britain’s biggest free motor show. I am certain many will relish the opportunity of getting behind the wheel of the latest technologically-advanced vehicles in the Drive the Future display.”

As well as ride and drives, Motorexpo’s Drive the Future section will provide information on government grants for low emission cars, fuel saving tutorials and technology demonstrations. There will also be the chance to view electric charging-point exhibits and a unique mobile hydrogen refuelling station.

Drive The Future will be situated within Montgomery Square for the duration of the 2011 Canary Wharf London Motorexpo.

For full details, visit www.motorexpo.com.


About Motorexpo

• Motorexpo is the world’s biggest free-to-visit motoring event; a revolutionary format that transforms global business locations with displays of the latest vehicles from the world’s leading automotive manufacturers.

• Motorexpo was created by The Aspect Partnership in 1996, working alongside the Canary Wharf Group to deliver an entirely new format of motoring event. Over the course of the last 15 years Motorexpo has evolved and today, through an established partnership with Brookfield Office Properties, has become the world’s biggest free-to-visit motoring event and a series of highlight features on the global automotive exhibition calendar.

For further information, please contact:

Rosie Kempson/Caroline Parrish
The Communication Group
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Hamish McDougall
Canary Wharf Group plc
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E: Hamish.mcdougall@canarywharf.com