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Motorexpo 'could benefit drivers'

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Motorexpo's 'Drive the Future' display could prove beneficial for ordinary drivers, a motoring expert has suggested.

The motor show will take place in London's Canary Wharf between June 6 and June 12 this year.

People visiting the 'Drive the Future' section, located within Montgomery Square, will be allowed to test-drive high mpg and low carbon cars, according to Quentin Wilson.

The event aims to encourage more people to opt for electric, hybrid and ultra-economical cars.

It will feature some yet-to-be launched cars, alongside Vauxhall's ground-breaking extended-range electric vehicle the Ampera.

Quentin said: "Rising fuel prices have changed the way we choose our cars and many consumers don't know that they can now buy a Volkswagen Polo that does 80mpg, a Vauxhall Corsa that can crack 81mpg or a Skoda Fabia that returns 83 miles to every gallon. Not forgetting electric cars like the Tesla roadster, Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi i-MiEV or Citroën C-Zero that cost as little as £1.50 to travel 100 miles.

"The UK market now has some of the most economical cars in the world. I want the public to start driving them."

People can also gather information about government grants for low emission cars, while the 'Drive the Future' section will also offer fuel saving tutorials and technology demonstrations.

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