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Special Motorsports Event - British Electric High-performance Cars To Featured At Festival Of Speed

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Goodwood, June 30, 2011: The very best in British designed and engineered electric high-performance cars are set to feature this week at the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed FoS-TECH Exhibition, as the first of a series of public displays this summer by the EEMS Accelerate programme.

EEMS Accelerate is presenting four cars which intend not only to challenge the general perceptions of electric vehicles, but also aspire to go that step further, by evoking genuine passion for the future of sustainable motoring - and for the future of the British motoring industry.

Led by energy and climate change consultants AEA, the EEMS Accelerate programme brings together a consortium of specialist UK manufacturers to design, develop, demonstrate and realise the potential of electric high-performance cars. The cars - which are also now on the roads undertaking 12 months of "real-life" road tests as part of the Technology Strategy Board's 25m Ultra Low Carbon Vehicle Demonstrator competition - are the Delta E-4 Coupe, Ecotricity's Nemesis, the Electric Lightning GT and the Westfield Sport-E.

The EEMS Accelerate consortium manufacturers will be participating at the Goodwood Festival of Speed as part of the FoS-TECH Exhibition, which aims to showcase a variety of exciting new technologies from motor manufacturers, design specialists and other motor industry suppliers. The featured technology has a strong emphasis on future environmentally-considerate motoring; as well as ecologically-advanced concept vehicles, exhibits include ideas or realisations which showcase how the automotive world is pioneering new technology to meet future requirements and legislation.

Last year's Goodwood Festival of Speed attracted no fewer than 154,000 visitors over the three-day weekend; in the hope of similar numbers in 2011, the EEMS Acccelerate vehicles are aiming to wow the crowds with their stunning good looks, exciting, innovative technology and incredible torque capabilities, as a selection of the cars tackle the famous Goodwood Hillclimb twice a day, as part of the Low Emissions Hillclimb Class.

Commenting ahead of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Director of AEA Europe Robert Bell said: "The Goodwood Festival of Speed is an iconic event, famous the world over and it is a great honour for the EEMS Accelerate programme to be a part of the FoS-TECH display.

"This is the first of a series of events where we hope to highlight four electric vehicle manufacturers who are pioneering the future of UK manufactured electric high-performance cars, which represent green, sustainable, cutting-edge technology.

"Challenging perceptions about how electric vehicles should look and drive, the EEMS Accelerate cars are stylish, dynamic and innovative, pushing technology boundaries for batteries, motors and chassis design."