Regent Street pedestrianised to showcase motoring’s electric future
On Saturday 2 November 2019, Regent Street will be pedestrianised to celebrate the Illinois Route 66 Regent Street Motor Show: the country’s biggest free-to-view car-themed spectacle. With 2019 marking Regent Street’s 200th anniversary this year is set impress the 500,000 visitors who attend the show each year.
The annual Motor Show on Regent Street will feature the full spectrum of remarkable automotive history alongside an array of activities for all ages to enjoy. This year, visitors will also be able to explore the topical modern generation of low emission vehicles as well as viewing cars from throughout the last 120 years, too.
With eyes on both the present and future, Go Ultra Low will provide visitors with an insight into the benefits of electric vehicles that are cheaper to run, cleaner, quieter and lots of fun to drive. The joint campaign from the Government and car industry will be providing the facts and answers to help those considering a switch to electric to make an informed decision. Given the extensive history of petrol and diesel vehicles, Go Ultra Low appreciates that many motorists have serious questions about the switch to electric. On the day of the Show its experts will be on Regent Street offering advice on electric vehicles whilst several of its manufacturer members will be offering test drives in their latest state-of-the-art plug-in models.
Poppy Welch, Head of Go Ultra Low, said: “We’re delighted to be back at the Regent Street Motor Show for 2019. The event is a fantastic opportunity for us to engage directly with consumers addressing their concerns and answering questions they might have about making the switch to electric cars.
“The market for electric vehicles is showing no signs of slowing down with registrations up 122 per cent this year, compared to the same period in 2018. So, it’s great for us to get the chance to showcase the benefits of these fantastic cars. For visitors attending the Show they’ll get the chance to get up close and personal with some or the latest models on the market and even get to test drive some.”
More details on the comprehensive line-up of cars taking part in the Show with Go Ultra Low on Saturday 2 November will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Early Victorian and Edwardian days will also be wonderfully represented at the Motor Show. Over one hundred extraordinary pre-1905 pioneers will be present with the vehicles taking part in the annual Veteran Car Concours d’Elegance on Regent Street, ahead of the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run which takes place the following morning.
These veteran motors will be joined by collections of evocative classic and desirable contemporary cars bridging time within automotive history as the Show celebrates the past and showcases the future.
Ben Cussons, Chairman of the Royal Automobile Club, said: ‘The Regent Street Motor Show is all about telling the story of the automobile through the ages. Electric vehicles are now a big part of the current story, so it’s fitting that we are now welcoming Go Ultra Low onboard as the latest partner of the Show. Drivers considering a switch from combustion engines to electric ones need to be informed about the facts and should be taking the time to experience what an electric vehicle is like to drive. With Go Ultra Low offering both their expertise and short test drives of electric vehicles on the day of the Show, it’s a great opportunity for members of the public to become better informed about going electric.’
With Regent Street honouring its 200 year history both as an internationally renowned shopping destination, these celebrations will take on even more significance this November.