Wednesday, 18 August 2010
This year’s smart festival is on a charge to be the best ever thanks to exclusive test drive opportunities of the smart fortwo electric drive and an appearance by 2008 Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton.
Taking place on Saturday 4th September at Mercedes-Benz World, Weybridge, this year’s smart festival coincides with the 10th anniversary of the arrival of right-hand drive smart models in the UK.
The additions of the groundbreaking electric version and the Formula 1 superstar to what is the biggest single-day gathering of smarts are certain to add an extra dimension to the celebrations of the production milestone.
Test drives in the smart fortwo electric drive, which uses state-of-the-art lithium ion battery technology and can be charged via a standard 13 amp socket, will be available to visitors on a first come, first served basis. Lewis Hamilton will add to the excitement by presenting the winners of the ‘Most Modified’, ‘Best Kept’ and ‘Best Dressed’ smart competitions with their prizes.
Other attractions at the smart festival include smart arrows formation driving team, a display of models from the striking BRABUS tailor made collection and a host of driving games that include smart football.
The opportunity for visitors to test drive the cutting-edge model comes hot on the heels of the first London consumers taking delivery of their smart fortwo electric drive as part of the UK’s biggest electric car trial and the Plugged-in Report commissioned by smart to understand the UK perceptions around electric vehicles. The full report can be found at www.electricsmart.co.uk
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