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Sustainable MotoExpo Cancelled for 2014

The Sustainable MotoExpo event held at Beaulieu and promising a low carbon experience was previously postponed last year until sometime during the start of 2014. Unfortunately, that date never came and the event team have now decided not to deliver any live event in 2014, instead focussing on work with low carbon motorsport and low carbon automotive development.

The 2013 event was due to be the launchpad for a new Bluebird electric sports car as well as, at the time, the supposition that the Bluebird name might grace the side of a Formula E electric racing car. Unfortunately, since the event never took place on the originally scheduled date, the Bluebird announcement was never made and subsequent Formula E team announcements for the inaugural season have been made for all ten teams with Bluebird absent from the list.

However, good news for sports car fans is that Bluebird have pressed ahead with their electric sports car, announced on the 1st April 2014. You can read more about that here. Likewise, the Sustainable MotoExpo isn’t dead and there is hope for a future event yet, but sometime in 2015.

From the official website:

“Following the fast moving developments in the world of The Sustainable MotoExpo , working along side low carbon motorsport and low carbon automotive development, we’ve taken the decision not to delivery any live event work in 2014.

The opportunities and products that our partners have been developing – and which we were planning to showcase – have been evolving very fast and in some cases have had shifting production schedules and sensitive technologies and schedules that has made it impossible for us to present them in a live event.

The low carbon motorsport “landscape” is changing fast with Formula E coming and with the opportunities that will be created by the forthcoming changes in Road Closure legislation for motorsport that have been pioneered by the MSA. Likewise, low carbon automotive development is moving at an astonishing pace.

We have taken the decision for 2014 to focus on supporting our partners and understanding the best way to deliver compelling events in the world of Low Carbon Motorsport and automotive in the future.

The future event(s) will be publicised in local and national media when we announce them, along with social media. We look forward to telling you about the future plans and seeing you at the events.”

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