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Slash motoring fuel bills by visiting Green-Car-Guide Live! 2008

Green Car Guide
Pictured are members of the Masternaut Three X GreenerFleet team with their new low CO2 Mini Cooper D which will be on display at the show.
6 May, 2008

Leeds, UK, 06 May 2008 – OPEC predicts that oil prices will continue increasing and reach $200 a barrel, resulting in higher costs for petrol and diesel. Motorists can gain control of the problem by seeing the latest in vehicle design and technology that can help to slash fuel bills at Green-Car-Guide Live! 2008.

Backed by greener fleet technology innovator Masternaut Three X, the Green-Car-Guide Live! 2008 is the UK’s largest Green Motor Show that will display a range of the latest energy-efficient vehicles that can help motorists and fleet operators save money on running costs.

The event takes place on Thursday 12th June 2008 at the new award-new Liverpool Echo Arena and Convention Centre. Entrance is free by pre-registering online at www.Green-Car-Guide.com.

As the event’s main sponsor, Masternaut Three X, will showcase its groundbreaking GreenerFleet™ range of solutions that allow real-time monitoring and reduction of vehicle emissions. These solutions include a live carbon calculator and mobile resource management systems that increase efficiency, lower costs and improve sustainability.

The low carbon vehicles exhibited will range from city cars through to executive cars and light commercial vehicles. Vehicle technology will include petrol, diesel, biofuel, hybrid and electric.

It will be one of the first chances anywhere in the UK to see ‘in the metal’ the new SEAT Ibiza Ecomotive, one of the UK’s only two cars with emissions under 100g/km CO2, thus making it fully exempt from road tax. Even better, it averages over 74mpg.

There will also be a number of ‘show stoppers’ on display, ranging from the pioneering Oaktec Honda hybrid rally car to a diesel-electric Land Rover Defender. Commercial vehicles will include zero-emission electric vans, and HGVs powered by gas. There will even be a tractor and a racing truck that both use 100% sustainable biodiesel, as well as an off-road rally Range Rover that uses engine oil made from plants.

The event will also include a seminar programme covering subjects such as an overview of the latest green vehicles and the real-life facts about biofuels that you won’t find in the media.

Martin Port, Managing Director of sponsor Masternaut Three X, said: “We are delighted to be involved in this event as we are extremely committed to driving down the environmental impact of road vehicles. We have demonstrated this with many of our customers who run fleets of vehicles of all types, ranging from HGVs through to small white vans. Everyone has a part to play and we can no longer afford to be ignorant of technology that not only cuts fuel costs but also improves the outlook for our environment.”

Green-Car-Guide Live! 2008 is organised by Green-Car-Guide.com, in association with Merseytravel’s ECOtravel Bureau, and sponsored by Masternaut Three X GreenerFleet, Cenex and the Northwest Regional Development Agency.

For more information about the event, and to register, visit www.Green-Car-Guide.com

Notes to Editors

1. There will be a Press Launch of Green-Car-Guide Live! 2008 at 4pm on Wednesday 11th June 2008 at the Liverpool Arena. Admission only by pre-registration - fill out the Delegate Registration form at http://www.green-car-guide.com/gcg-live-2008.htm and put PRESS LAUNCH in the ‘How did you hear about the event’ box.
2. http://www.green-car-guide.com is the UK’s original green car new website. Enjoying over one million page views per year and growing all the time, it provides the latest news about energy-efficient cars available in the UK. The website features the Green-Car-Guide e-book, which has independent reviews of the most economical cars in ten different categories, featuring a total of 68 of the UK’s most energy-efficient cars. www.Green-Car-Guide.com is a project of Promote Environmental Communication, one of the UK’s leading communication consultancies on environmental and sustainability issues. http://www.proenvironment.co.uk

3. The ECOtravel Bureau is Merseyside’s leading independent source of clean vehicle and fuel information. Established in 2004 through a three year EC funded project, the Bureau is now fully funded by Merseytravel. The Bureau held Merseyside’s first business orientated green vehicle show in 2006. http://www.ecotravel.org.uk

4. GreenerFleet is an initiative from Masternaut Three X, the UK's leading provider of mobile resource solutions. GreenerFleet is a powerful fleet management tool that enables companies to monitor and reduce their carbon footprint. See: http://www.greenerfleet.co.uk

5. The Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) leads the economic development and regeneration of England's Northwest and is responsible for the region’s climate change action plan. http://www.nwda.co.uk

6. Cenex is an industry-led public-private partnership set up with the aim of assisting UK industry to build competitive advantage from the global shift to a low carbon economy. http://www.cenex.co.uk


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