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Veterans complete London to Brighton on sustainable fuel

Friday, 18 November 2022 at 9:30:00 UTC


Al Suttie

Two entrants in London to Brighton Run powered by sustainable fuel

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Sustainable fuel was used for the first time in two of the entrants for the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.

A single-cylinder, 6.5bhp 1904 Covert ran using 100% fossil-free fuel developed by P1 and similar to the decarbonised fuel used officially in the FIA World Rally Championship.

Ben Cussons, Chairman of the Royal Automobile Club, and Mark Roper, Managing Director of Hagerty International, shared a 1901 Mors powered by sustainable fuel.

Cussons said: ‘It really could not have been any easier. We simply drained and refilled the tank, completed a short test drive and packed the Mors off to London for the dawn start on the next day. In what were truly testing conditions, the car performed superbly – if anything the engine ran better than ever.

‘While electric cars may be part of the solution, it’s so very important that we keep an open mind. If we can find affordable alternatives that do not require a complete overhaul of the infrastructure as well as environmentally costly replacement of existing vehicles, so much the better.’

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