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NOTICE: We are in receipt of a number of entry requests for the proposed London to Brighton solar car run: L2B, for 2015, but we are no longer in a position to manage such an event, being committed elsewhere.



From: London To: Brighton, The City of Brighton and Hove



As a going concern in 2008, the event was cleared with the Department for Transport, Highways and the Motor Sports Association. Unfortunately, due to unforseen events, we lost our then project manager and were forced to cancel an event with no less than nine entrants. We will renew those permissions for 2015, should another organization wish to take over the running of the event - with our blessing. If you are interested in operating this project, we can advise that sponsorship was offered for the event. This is of course confidential information that will only be made available to bona fides. Please read the scans of letters/email from 2008 below, where UK officials confirmed that this event could/can go ahead, subject to conditions that we think nobody would object to.











As you can see, provided vehicles entering the event meet with certain road rules and regulations, this event may take place. The details (fine print) and a mechanism to ensure entrants know what they have to do to comply, together with other commercial considerations, marshalling and scrutineering, will take some time to work out. But please feel free to confirm your interest in taking over this event independently (with our full support) or as a potential team entrant, helper, or sponsor.


The rules of the event are designed to give everyone the same chance of competing, to include: schools, colleges, universities and private or family teams - a level playing field.


To allow as many entrants as possible, we are creating class rules, where the less you spend on your vehicle, the higher the award. Sounds wrong, but in fact we were not going to allow very expensive cars to run at all, such as those which compete in the WSC. Which would put off a lot of teams that could do with an outing. 


Hence, we are revising the rules which will now allow for Class 1 and Class 2 vehicles. Where Class 2 will not be eligible for judging and will be listed in order of completing the course, after Class 1 entrants.


Meantime please bear in mind that the original concept holds good. Competitors should aim to spend a prescribed amount on materials and components (£3,000 and no more) and only so much (fixed) area of solar panel is allowed.  You may spend as much time designing and building you solar car as you can afford.


If you have not thought about building a solar car and wonder what it involves, take a look at the pages listed below.  Please note that these cars in these articles are built on a much higher budget than our rules allow.  You may build parts yourself to save money, but most competitors will be using cheaply available off the shelf products.


When you email us with your interest, please include your name, age and the names of anyone likely to be in your team.  Also include your address or the team's headquarters, school, college, etc.  Pictures will be required for official entry forms, not yet available. Please do not supply these yet.





NOTE: Following a late decision by its title sponsor to withdraw support, the Royal Automobile Club was left with no alternative but to cancel the 2013 driving challenge. A display area to showcase manufacturers’ latest cars and their cars for the future remained a key part of the Regent Street Motor Show in 2013.





Take part in the RAC Future Car Challenge? The RAC pride themselves on their 115 year heritage, but also look forward to what the future holds for driving, and we champion the advancement of motoring. 

That’s why they are proud sponsors of the RAC: Future Car Challenge, an event that showcases new and developing electric, hydrogen and low emission ICE cars and LCVs. Over 50 cars will be taking part in the event, aiming to use the least amount of energy on the Brighton-London run.


The FCC is an established motoring challenge for Electric, Hybrid, Low-Emission, Hydrogen and ICE vehicles to use the lowest energy on a 63 mile route from Madeira Drive, Brighton to Imperial College and Regent Street, London - Welcome to The Royal Automobile Club's promotion and demonstration of new clean-energy motor cars. An event that heralds tomorrow's pioneering technology.

The Royal Automobile Club of Pall Mall London, the proprietors of the world's longest running motoring event - the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, is proud to promote the RAC Future Car Challenge (FCC). The FCC will be staged each year during the same November weekend as the Veteran Car Run to actively promote, demonstrate and challenge new low-energy technology and echo the pioneering start of motoring in 1896. Just as the pioneering 19th Century event demonstrated the capabilities of the new found horseless carriage, this new 21st Century event provides the platform to demonstrate the first radical change of the power of motor vehicles since that time.

The Future Car Challenge is increasingly important as awareness of low energy use and low emission vehicles begins to grow rapidly. Overall, UK new car sales rose by 7.9 per cent in May 2012 with significant growth of 31.8 per cent of sales of hybrid petrol-electric, electric only and range extended cars. A spokesman for the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said: "Every car manufacturer is going to have a hybrid model on its lists by the end of this year, even Ferrari"

Each year an increasing number of entries have come from motor manufacturers (large and small), individuals and research institutes. As well as vehicles currently in production, there have been many taking part that will not be on sale for three or four years - truly future cars.

Ben Cussons, Chairman of the Royal Automobile Club Motoring Committee, says: "In just a couple of years the Future Car Challenge has emerged as the most important annual motoring event for showcasing the vehicles people will be driving in years to come. The support from major motor manufacrurers worldwide has been tremendous and many of them have already expressed their intention to enter the 2012 Future Car Challenge"





The Royal Automobile Club's RAC Future Car Challenge is organised and promoted by Goose Communications - the same organising team of the Club's following day's annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run (www.veterancarrun.com)


Goose Communications Limited
Sweetapple House
Catteshall Road

T: +44(0)1483 52 44 00 F: +44(0)1483 52 44 11 E: fcc@goose.co.uk
Strategic Director Nick Wigley nick@goose.co.uk
Operations Director Sam Trevenna sam@goose.co.uk
Event Manager Neil Carr-Jones neil.carrjones@goose.co.uk
Project Manager Charlotte Bagg
PR Manager
Rebecca Nicholls rebecca@eventspr.co.uk
Commercial Manager Mark Pollard mark.pollard@goose.co.uk









27 Gordon Murray Design  Gordon Murray Design  T.27 (EV) -  7.0  Most Energy Efficient Small Car (PP) Best Overall Pure Electric Car,  Best Overall Entry - RAC Future Car Challenge Winner

70 Electric Vehicle Company  smart for-two  coupe electric (EV) -  8.3

54 Windreich AG Jaguar  E-Type Electric (EV)  8.5  

Most Energy Efficient Sports Car (PP)

43  Volkswagen Group UK  Volkswagen  Golf Blue-e-motion (EV)  -  10.1
Most Energy Efficient Regular Car (P)

32  Electric Vehicle Company  Mercedes-Benz  A-Class Electric (EV)  -  10.7

08  Mr Russ Sciville  Lotus Elise S1 Electric (EV)  -  11.0  Best Overall Private Entry

16  Mr Neil Hutchinson  MG  MGF Electric (EV)  -  11.1

44  RAC Foundation  Delta E-4 Coupe (EV)  -  11.5
Best Future Car - Public Choice

51  Perususahaan Otomobil  Nasional SDN.BHD. (Proton)  Proton Saga EV (EV)  -  11.5

40  Eindhoven University of Technology  Volkswagen Lupo Electric (EV)  -  11.7

01  Volkswagen Group UK  Volkswagen  Golf Blue-e-motion (EV)  -  12.1

60  MINI UK  Mini-E  (EV)  -  12.2

04  Delta Motorsport/EEMS  Delta  E-4 Coupe (EV)  -  12.3

39  BMW UK  BMW  ActiveE (EV)  -  12.6

62  Electric Vehicle Company  Citroen  Nemo Van Electric (EV)  -  13.5
Most Energy Efficient LCV (PP)

03  RAC Motoring Services  Nissan  Leaf (EV)  -  14.1
Most Energy Efficient Regular Car (P)

Best Overall Vehicle On Sale At Time of Event

12  British Gas  Nissan   Leaf (EV)  -  14.3

56  High Gear Media  Nissan  Leaf (EV)  -  14.9

18  Mr Mark Edmond  Tesla  Roadster (EV)  -  15.1
Most Energy Efficient Sports Car (P)

36  British Gas  Nissan Leaf (EV)  - 15.6










To find out more about this exciting scientific adventure and the benefits to your business please contact:-


By Post:


FAO: Terry

The Marketing Manager 

L2B Solar Car Run
Solar House

BN27 1RF

United Kingdom


By Email:   ace@speedace.info

Landline: +44 (0) 1323 831727




L2B London to Brighton solar car run trademark   L2B the LONDON to BRIGHTON car run on SOLAR ENERGY



1. Chassis - and seating

2. Mechanics - suspension, steering, brakes

3. Motor and drive train

4. Motor controller

5. Solar Array - usually part of body

6. Batteries or fuel cells

7. Electrical System - and instruments

8. Driver Controls - switches, lighting, etc

9. Bodywork - Screen, etc








Ordnance Survey

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Maps for TQ315065



Brighton & Hove


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