On Saturday I'm proud to be taking part in the RAC (Royal Automobile Club) Future Car Challenge. Notice it's not a 'green' car challenge or an 'eco' car challenge, I noticed too and I'm very happy about it.
I have often spoken and written in the past that those two simle words are some of the best marketing tools for the oil industry. Call a car 'green' because it uses alternatives to fossil fuels and it's much easier to sneer at. A pair of shoes or a bicycle could maybe be classified as green, but surely not a car.
The event starts very early in Brighton on Saturday morning and ends in London at lunch time, there is a huge display of all the cars taking part on London's Regent Street in the afternoon.
If you are in London and have any interest in how cars might develop in the next 10-15 years it's well worth a look. From Gordon Murray's T27 to the Vauxhall Ampera I'll be driving, many Nissan Leaf's, the Renault Zoe and the Jaguar XJ E, a plug in hybrid Jaguar.