Eden crackles with excitement over Tesla Roadster
The Tesla Roadster is one of the stars of the show at the Sexy Green Electric Vehicle Showcase, taking place at the Eden Project until August 28.
The event is a collaboration between Eden and Ecodrive, a Cornwall-based company promoting the use of electric vehicles, and is a successor to the Sexy Green Car Show, the world’s first environmentally-friendly motor show held at Eden in 2007 and 2008.
The Tesla Roadster, which has been on loan from ZeroCarbonWorld, is an all-electric car that can travel 245 miles on a single charge.
During the showcase, people have also been able to have a go at driving four different models of electric cars; the Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Peugeot iOn, and Smart fortwo electric drive, for themselves.
Gus Grand, Eden’s Climate Change Programme Manager, said: “The showcase has been a great success so far. The cars have attracted a lot of attention and being able to test-drive the models has made people think twice about the idea of an electric vehicle.”
Entry to the showcase comes free with the usual admission prices to Eden.