London Motor Show Goes Green, Green, Green

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Biofuels, much touted at the 2006 London show, are virtually invisible. A lot can change in two years, including studies indicating that many biofuels required more energy to produce than traditional diesel—not to mention indications that they may contribute to soaring grain costs.

On the supercar front, the new Lightning Car Company revealed an all-electric GT car with four wheel motors. Technical director Arthur Wolstenholme confirmed only the barest technical details, and brochures point out “development, testing and manufacture will take place over the next 18 months,” but only “on securing the appropriate investment or partner.” Nonetheless, the company is taking deposits for 2010 deliveries. While the car was a hometown favorite, potential buyers may want to keep their chequebooks closed until more is known.


  • Bryce

    Some interesting concepts. The Insignia is gorgeous and that Morgan Roadster looks fine as well. I wonder when the Fiesta is coming stateside???

  • Shines

    – potential buyers may want to keep their chequebooks closed until more is known –
    Yep it seems most buyers are on hold with high gas prices, and the anticipation of upcoming models like Volt, the new Honda Insight (looks exactly like a Prius) the 2009 Prius, whatever other new Hybrids Chevy/Chrysler/Ford/Honda/Hyundai/Kia/Nissan/Toyota etc will have. Clean diesels – where are they? I can’t see putting money down for a new vehicle that does not have new technology – except maybe for one of the relatively efficient compact or sub-compacts.

  • Harry Boswell

    Every potential car buyer should choose only electric or hybrid power despite the wait.

    Present ‘standard’ cars are already obsolete and should be refused.

    Very happy Prius owner.

  • Anonymous

    Seriously, what country isn’t ‘far ahead” of north americans when it comes to eco-awareness?

  • Bryce

    China

  • Diddy

    WAIT FOR PLUG INS!!!! Then I will settle for not needing the newest of the new.This Bio Diesel & etc. blah blah is just about making a new market for the existing big oil companies and other market cornering types to get a hold on. Well the corn/soy eating public ain’t buying it and niether are the EURO’s. Once you can plug it in and drive powered off a/the grid, the true jump has been made.

    -used fully paid Corolla owner

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  • Noz

    It’s just amazing just how far ahead the rest of the world really is relative to the US. We are so behind in so many ways it’s really sad.

    That’s what happens when you live a society where war and weapons are the major source of pride.

  • Bryce

    Other countries sure are happy to buy those weapons too. lol. India just signed something to get nuclear fuel for reactors and bombs. We just sold billions to a handful of middle eastern nations. Britain will be purchasing a bunch of F-35s when thos are released shortly along with Australia, the Netherlands, Turkey, and a bunch of others. (watered down versions of course, except for the British version) It sure seems that the rest the world is itching to get its hands on those toys.

    By the way, the US is the largest exporter of semi-conductors, computer chips, and industrial goods, ranging from farm and construcion tractors to industrial chemicals. Not to mention the biggest automakers in the markets of China, Brazil, and handful of other booming regions are GM and Ford. (VW is doing really well in China as well, right behind GM)

  • dangerous

    This one should be shared to other countries and continents. But the car models should be a quality too. This new manufactured cars are great for matching the hybrids one. Save gas and save the environment. Auto Fanatics should have these kind of cars, review them and share what they have to say and experience about those kind of cars.

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  • josh schild

    yo this car is so pimpin and eco friendly

  • EcoFriendlyTom

    Green cars are really coming in to the public eye right now – this is the perfect time for something like this. sounds great. South West London Locksmiths

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