Awards Ceremony and After-Party 2021

Prizes were given for the lowest amount of energy used, the lowest carbon footprint and the most stylishly attired contestants as they passed the finish line (that includes both the driver/passengers and the vehicle!) Actor Mark Williams crossed the finish line in a brand-new Polestar electric vehicle supplied by Endeavour Motors, and Cedric Lynch completed the course in a self-built motorcycle created in the 1970s and featured on tomorrow’s world

The event finished with an Awards Ceremony at The Grand attended by the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Cllr Alan Robins, with awards for the lowest energy consumption in each class.

Winners were:

• Ebike: Dominic Eldred-Earl

• Motorbike: Michael Kendra

• City Car: Darren Pullman

• Saloon Car: Dave Dewson

• SUV: Ross Henderson

• Van: Ramon Rottier

• Minibus: Peter Flynn

• Bus: Charlotte Hautot

• Self-build: Cedric Lynch

In addition, awards for most innovative, most sustainable and best presented entries were given to:

• Most Innovative: JLC Group

• Most Sustainable: Cedric Lynch, on his self-built motorcycle with his own Lynch motor

• Best Presented: Ralph Messenger, with his original (and very polished!) Austin 10 van, converted to electric with Tesla batteries and drive system and complete with driver and co-driver in matching tweed

Ralph Messenger (left) and Robert Scott give a polish to their original converted Austin 10 fitted with a Tesla battery. Pic by David McHugh / Brighton Pictures 07768 721637

And finally The Big Lemon Yellow Riband for Best Ambassador for EVs and Renewable Energy was presented to InterCounty Truck & Van for their continuous and enthusiastic promotion of the benefits of electric vehicles and renewable energy and the importance of transitioning to more sustainable vehicles.

The EDF – Drive Electric IPACE was on full display inside the actual venue itself. Novo insurance sponsored the evening and a great time was had by all!

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