Autovolt Magazine

Goodwood Eco Cars

Porsche Panamera E Hybrid
Porsche Panamera E Hybrid

This years 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed (FOS) is the 20th anniversary of the event and is scheduled to feature several appearances by hybrids in the annual Moving Motor Show as well as several electric cars in the FoS-TECH tents – a few of which will also appear on the 1.16 mile hillclimb.

Porsche are set to display their Panamera E Hybrid, Volvo their V60 Plug-in Hybrid and Infiniti their Q50 Hybrid as well as Volkswagens XL-1 making an appearance too.

The cars of the Moving Motor Show will undertake hundreds of runs on a special evaluation route that includes the world famous Goodwood hillclimb, following in the wheel tracks of celebrated racing drivers from Sir Stirling Moss to Sebastian Vettel.

The Festival of Speed has grown to become Britain’s largest annual automotive exhibition, attracting in excess of 185,000 visitors in 2012 and more are expected to attend this years 20th anniversary.  The Festival has increasingly been used by vehicle companies to debut important new models – with over 35 appearing for the very first time in the UK last year in 2012.  Additionally, the FoS-TECH technology zone offers manufacturers an opportunity to present their latest environmentally-considerate concepts.

At least a couple of fascinating advance concepts and near-future electric cars will make their debut at FoS-TECH too, including the Renault Twizy F1 and Mercedes-Benz SLS Electric Drive.

Last but not least in the highlights of the low-emission eco cars will be the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell – the world’s first series production fuel cell vehicle, emitting nothing but water vapour.

Source; Goodwood FOS