The Royal Automobile Club’s inaugural Brighton to London Future Car Challenge, a showcase for green cars taking place on 6 November, will feature nearly sixty zero or low emission vehicles.
The closing date for the event was 30 September and the majority of major manufacturers, including BMW, Citroen, Fiat, Ford, Mini, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Renault, Skoda, Smart, Tata, Toyota, Vauxhall and Volkswagen, will be represented.
Highlights will include the Vauxhall Ampera and Gordon Murray driving his own T25 three-seater city car.
The event will run on the 60-mile route from Brighton to London but in reverse, starting from Madeira Drive in Brighton and finishing in London’s Regent Street.
The Brighton to London Future Car Challenge is not a race, but there is an optional challenge to use the least energy within a given time.
Mr Cussons, Chairman of The Royal Automobile Club Motoring Committee, said: “We're confident this will be the largest, most public, showcase for low energy vehicles that has ever taken place in Europe.
“[It] is therefore just as significant as The Royal Automobile Club’s world famous London to Brighton Veteran Car Run which takes place the following day.”