CitroJuly 21, 2010
The new Citroën DS3 DStyle , which emits just 99 g/km CO2, is going on tour – transporting comedians Dan Adams and Christian Ancliff to the Edinburgh Festival.
We thought we’d seen all the plays on the word ‘eco’, but Citroën has added a new one. The DS3 Ecomedy Tour will see the two stand-ups piloting a DS3 DStyle 99g and gigging all the way from London to Edinburgh – a journey of over 500 miles – all on a single tank of fuel, which should be easily achievable with an official combined economy figure of 74.3 mpg.
The pair will put in a performance each night during the tour, playing in London, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Manchester and Glasgow before reaching Edinburgh in time for the start of their Fringe run, from 6th to 30th August. The DS3 Ecomedy Tour runs from 1st to 6th August and is supporting Oxford-based hospice, Helen & Douglas House.
To allow members of the public to follow all the action, Dan and Christian will be updating a special tour microsite, www.ecomedytour.com every day with videos, images and words.
Christian Ancliff commented; “It’s our first Fringe appearance, so understandably we’re fantastically nervous and very excited at the same time. Trying out our show material right across the UK during the tour will give us a great warm-up and a brilliant experience.”
Dan Adams added; “We’re testing our humour against the public and Citroën’s technology against the elements. I only hope we can match audience laughs per gig with DS3’s miles per gallon. This should be a terrific adventure and we look forward to sharing it with the public.”
Their DS3 DStyle 99g is powered by Citroën’s ultra-efficient 1.6HDi 90hp engine. Emitting just 99g/km of CO2, this environmentally and economically conscious model boasts an average economy of 74.3mpg. The car’s fuel-saving credentials will be put to the test during six days of motorway and urban driving.
Marc Raven, Citroën’s Communications Director commented; “Citroën is delighted to be supporting the fresh new talent of Dan and Christian as they head to their debut Fringe. We’re also excited to see how our DS3 99g performs across such a great distance. It’s a unique and exciting project to be involved in, and for a very worthwhile cause.”
For more information on each performance or to follow the tour activity, visit www.ecomedytour.com