Next Green Car to take on the MPG marathon in an electric car

Next Green Car to take on the MPG marathon in an electric car


Next Green Car, the sister website to Zap-Map and ALD Automotive, one of the UK’s largest vehicle leasing and fleet management companies, are demonstrating the capability of electric vehicles (EVs) by competing in this year’s MPG Marathon.

The MPG Marathon, now in its 14th year, is a live demonstration of how both car and driver can make a massive difference to fuel costs and emissions.

Both battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles will feature in this year’s MPG Marathon for the first time, joining the more familiar diesel and petrol engined cars and vans that traditionally take part in the event, which this year is being held in the picturesque Cotswolds and the rugged Brecon Beacons on Wednesday 8 October and Thursday 9 October.

Last year’s event was won by Nick Chapman and Rosemary Homer from Leicestershire County Council who achieved an average of 88.69mpg over the total route of 339.3 miles.

This year’s 360-mile route begins at Cirencester and takes in the Brecon Beacons in Wales plus a number of points in between. Next Green Car and ALD Automotive have carefully planned a suitable route to accommodate charging while also ensuring the most efficient route is followed. Each day will involve over 150 miles of travel on a mix of roads, including motorways and will require the team to use of the expanding network of charging points on route.

The chosen vehicle is one of the most popular electric vehicles on British roads today, an unmodified Nissan LEAF.

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