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Renee van Baar tries out the eco-driving simulator
Visitors to an environmental event being held near Lichfield will get the chance to test their eco-driving skills. The centrepiece of the third Whittington Big Green Fair event on February 6 will be the Energy Saving Trust’s driving simulator. The simulator will measure fuel consumption and the most economical driver will win a day out by train for two to London. Whittington and Fisherwick Environment Group Events Co-ordinator Debbi Barnish said:
“We are all set for another fantastic event and we are particularly delighted to have the Energy Saving Trust in attendance with their driving simulator. “This is a specialist piece of equipment which shows that adopting a few simple driving techniques can reduce fuel consumption by around 15 per cent, equating to a saving £240 on the average annual fuel bill. And there will be lots of other family fun an entertainment, showing the lighter side of going low carbon.”
Also on the transport theme, local company Powastation will be showing off their selection of economical electric bikes, scooters and motorbikes including Urban Mover and Zero models. As an additional attraction low carbon horse drawn carriage rides will be available at the Whittington Village Hall event, along with stalls advising on ecorefurbishment, energy-saving and renewable energy, local food and drink, beauty products, wildlife activities and lots more. Plenty of entertainment is also planned for the day, including a juggling unicyclist and Morris Men. The Big Green Fair runs from 11am to 4pm on February 6.


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