Auto agenda: EcoVelocity, Old Timer Festival

London's first dedicated green car show kicks off, looking at the best of electric, hybrid and other forms of low-carbon motoring.

EcoVelocity EV Show

September 8-11
London, UK

London is rapidly becoming a leading world city for electric vehicles, installing infrastructure far faster than many of its counterparts. This show will display everything from charging equipment to battery-powered taxis and is set to offer a glimpse into a future in which 'the Big Smoke' may not actually have any emissions at all.
http://www.ecovelocity.co.uk/


Old Timer Festival
September 9-11
Nürburgring
Nürburg, Germany

The Old Timer Festival is one of few events which sees action from both two- and four-wheeled vehicles. Focusing mainly on vehicles built between the Second World War and the 1970s, it offers three days of racing around one of the world's most famous circuits and is a must for classic car racers.
http://www.adac-eifelrennen.de/


64th Frankfurt Motor Show
September 15-25
Frankfurt, Germany

One of the biggest events in the year's automotive calendar, the Frankfurt Motor Show is expected to see a raft of new product unveilings from the world's biggest automakers. Particular attention will be paid to the German names at the show, with Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi and Volkswagen among the hottest brands to watch.
http://www.iaa.de/

Orange County International Auto Show
September 22-25
Anaheim, CA, USA

Although smaller than the Los Angeles show set for November and absolutely dwarfed by the Frankfurt show across the Atlantic, the Orange County auto show opens the season of North American shows and has hundreds of vehicles on display.
http://www.autoshowoc.com/


18th Nitra Motor Show
September 29 - October 3
Nitra, Slovakia

The Nitra show has earned itself a place with the world's autoshow greats, being listed as a global show by governing body OICA. There will be a special conference and display on the future of motoring for towns and villages, along with the main exhibition of cars and commercial vehicles, test tracks and children's activities.
http://www.agrokomplex.sk/

World Solar Challenge begins
October 16
Darwin, Australia

The World Solar Challenge is one of the toughest competitions in the eco-motoring world. Solar-powered vehicles come from all over the world to compete at the event, which runs for a fortnight and covers 3000km across the desert to Adelaide - all with no fuel.
http://www.worldsolarchallenge.org/


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