The fully-electric boat project was conceived in 2014 after Gordon Foat of Green MotorSport witnessed the serious level of pollution coming from river boats in London. In Feb 2015 Foat’s team started work on the drive train and preparing the hull. UMA was launched into the water in early Nov 2015. It has been regularly ploughing up and down the Thames from Nine Elms to Westminster for the last few years. The boat was used to test and evaluate the motor and battery system, as well as provide clean green daily transport along one of the most demanding tidal rivers in the world.
The Green MotorSport Team 3 GB comprising Gordon Foat, driver, and Sebastian Barrett James co-pilot, has returned from WAVE 2016 having fully completed the tour visiting over 50 cities. We would like to thank all our dedicated Sponsors for their time and patience in making this possible. We couldn’t have achieved this without you! This year it was very important to have a National team and represent our country in electric mobility.
The WAVE started on Friday 10th June at Bremerhaven, the largest City on the German North Sea coast. Participants in the WAVE had an official welcome in Klimafreunde Bremerhaven, which is a two-year initiative of the Climate Protection Agency with a concensus of citizens, businesses and public bodies to demonstrate enthusiasm for climate protection.
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Green MotorSport is a member of the World Advanced Vehicle Expedition (WAVE), which every year drives around Europe powered by wind, sun or biomass energy. On the last WAVE, Gordon Foat drove his prototype service vehicle called the Tapir across 4,000 kilometers, including the highest point in Europe, powered by the sun. Continue Reading ->
Green MotorSport is preparing to launch its new drive train so that people can afford to have their own electric vehicles powered by energy from the sun or the wind. After 12 years of development and many years of thorough testing, including driving over some of the most difficult terrain in Europe, we are ready to evaluate our new cost effective motor technologies in a pre-production prototype in conjunction with several niche vehicle manufacturers. Battery electric vehicles are at least twice as efficient as internal combustion engine cars and we are working with suppliers of local renewable energy systems so that emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants can be virtually eliminated. Continue Reading ->
The first day of the WAVE began with, well, not a bang but a drive to Zwickau which for all intents and purposes would then lead us to the Sachsen ring followed by Chemnitz and winding up in Leipzig.
However, as we approached Zwickau the SAT NAV, in no uncertain terms, took a flying leap into an alternative universe where left became right and right became left which might be due to the fact that it was geared for steering wheels on the right side of ones vehicle. It led us through ever more confusing concentric circles leading nowhere. It began its own route towards the great state of confusion. I assumed the SAT NAG would hit the throttle at warp speed insuring a safe arrival at the Sachsen ring long before we had gotten there! Be that as it may and the number 42 the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy left us, pure and simple. Continue Reading ->
The day started out fine with breakfast, coffee and orange juice. Following the usual procedure we loaded our suitcases, unplugged and hit the road. We were on our way to Interlaken, a beautiful day through beautiful scenery past open sided tunnels. Hidden under pages from the road map to block the sun from the face of the android pad I was reading the numbers, which meant the state of charge, current and voltage. Continue Reading ->