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Article from BTNews 12 JULY 2021

Prince of Wales goes electric

Prince Charles has always been known for his forward thinking in terms of the environment and has been a proponent of electric-powered cars.

The Prince of Wales took a spin in a hydrogen-powered car when he visited an eco-vehicle firm in Llandrindod Wells (Wales) last week.

The Press Association reported last week that the heir to the throne got behind the wheel of the lightweight green-coloured Rasa when he visited Riversimple Ltd, founded by former motorsport engineer and racing driver Hugo Spowers.

Taking the two-seater car for a test-drive, Charles heard how the Rasa emits nothing but pure water vapour particulates from tyres and brakes with its low weight, skinny tyres and high regenerative braking.

It has a range of 300 miles and is billed as being “light to handle, responsive and fun to drive” with a “nippy 0-60mph in 9.7 seconds.”

Until 2014 the Riversimple head office was in Ludlow (England). The offices were located at Dinham, by the River Teme, which gave the business its name. It has a diverse team which includes those with F1, motor racing, yacht design, engineering and automotive design backgrounds.

www.riversimple.com

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