Electric Assisted Vehicles Limited (EAV) will feature at the Future Lab display of future transport at the famous UK hill climb at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Oxford-based sustainable zero-emissions transport manufacturers will show off their EAV 2Cubed electric assisted vehicles at the event which starts today.
These zero-emissions vehicles have been used by Asda, Ford’s Spin and Ocado. They have also been offered as a ride-hail service and currently being used by Oxford’s famous Covered Market. This is part of a £200,000 government-funded trial to new zero-emissions delivery methods in the city.
With two EAV2Cubed vehicles on show at Goodwood, EAV will probably be the slowest vehicle attending the Festival of Speed event. On the flip side, they will probably be one of the most environmentally friendly with bodywork made entirely from natural Flax fibre.
Adam Barmby, CEO and founder of EAV, said: “We’re delighted to have been invited to be a part of the Future Lab exhibition at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It’s a bit strange being asked to take part in a motorsports event which mainly celebrates the internal combustion engine.
“When we looked at it, we realised that the Future Lab exhibition was a great showcase for the EAV2Cubed, which is our first product and forms a key part of our multiple product Transport Futures programme.
“We are completely committed to lightweight transport and weight reduction in all our vehicles which is similar to motorsports engineering. In fact, EAV’s entire design team came from a motorsports engineering background so we’re excited to be bringing our products to such a prestigious event.”
Since 2017 the Future Lab exhibition at Goodwood has promoted innovative, forward-thinking visions of future technology. EAV have chosen to adorn one of their AV2Cubed zero-emissions vehicles with the branding of the ‘Future Lab presented by BP’ exhibition. They will present this for the first time next today as a thank you to the Future Lab team.
Barmby added: “The jewel in the crown for us would be to be able to take the EAV2Cubed up the famous Goodwood hill climb. We’re certainly not going to be in contention for the fastest time.
“We believe that in the future urban transport will actually be a lot slower but much more efficient, safer and pedestrian-friendly and our EAV2Cubed is a perfect example of that.
“Clean, breathable city air is a given with efforts towards zero emissions, but our transport problems are more than just air pollution. We have to reduce congestion and change the entire culture of transport use. We hope that events like the Future Lab exhibition presented by BP at the Goodwood Festival of Speed will give us the platform to discuss that.”