The Prince of Wales’ Start Eco Car Spectacular

A Citroen Survolt all-electric racing car concept being tested on the track

The Prince of Wales’ Start Eco Car Spectacular will be held on The Mall, in the shadow of Buckingham Palace, on Sunday 12th September 2010.

The Start Eco Car Spectacular will feature some of the latest eco cars along with personalities such as Kevin McCloud, Roger Saul, Ellen MacArthur, Quentin Willson, Gabi Roslin and Dragons’ Den stars Duncan Bannatyne and James Caan.

The Eco Car Spectacular is one of the events that make up Start London – a 12 day festival held in and around Clarence House, Marlborough House and Lancaster House gardens – which is designed to show people what a sustainable future looks like and how simple steps can achieve this.  Start is the creation of HRH The Prince of Wales, to help people across the UK lead more sustainable lives.

Citroën’s Survolt all-electric racing car concept will make its dynamic UK debut at the event.

The Survolt has a full electric drivetrain, a tubular chassis, a flat underside with extractor and full carbon bodywork, and it weighs just 1.15 tonnes, all combining to make a genuine emissions-free, all-electric racing car.

Propelled by two electric motors with a combined power of 300bhp, the Survolt is capable of a top speed of 162mphand a 0-62mph time of under five seconds.  The concept’s twin 140kg lithium-ion batteries each have a 31kw capacity, which allows the Survolt to cover 124 miles.

The Start Eco Car Spectacular will be held on The Mall in London on Sunday 12th September. The Mall will be closed to traffic and the event is free for members of the public to attend. The first parade is expected to run at 2.00pm with a second parade at 3.30pm. The Start London Festival runs from 8th to 19th September and is in aid of The Prince’s Charities. For more information visit: www.startlondonevent.org