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« on: August 11, 2011, 01:35:33 PM »

Brecon Beacons National Park this summer (2011) and have a UK driving licence and comprehensive car insurance, you’re invited to take part in the b-bug research trial.You’ll have free use of one of these eco-funky, road-legal electric buggies for 3-5 days of your holiday in exchange for your views about this novel form of “green” transport.

The b-bugs have a top speed of 30 mph and a range of 20-25 miles. You can use them to pop to the local shops for a paper or the pub for lunch,  reach the start of a walk or explore the country lanes and visit local attractions.The b-bugs are effectively “rain-powered” using electricity generated from micro-hydro schemes in the Brecon Beacons. If it rains on you today, that’s the energy you need to drive in the sun tomorrow!The trial is being run by a local research company, The Prospectory and was part funded by The Welsh Assembly Government as a winner of the 2010 Hay Festival Green Dragons’ Den competition. The two trial b-bugs, ‘Boris’ and ‘Blodwen’ are designed and built by Dragon Electric Vehicles.
As part of the trial, we have attracted a network of  ‘b-bug friendly’ charge points – cafes, pubs, tourist attractions and activity providers across the National Park. They all welcome b-bug visitors and re-charge Boris and Blodwen’s batteries whilst you enjoy their hospitality.

If you are a visitor or a local business, find out how to take part in the 2011 b-bug trial

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