Motorhome chief makes a marathon effort for lifesavers

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BRAVO: he looked battle weary but motorhome specialist David Elliott has completed a marathon a day for 10 days running from Yeovil Town FC to Huddersfield Town FC to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

“The next time someone suggests doing something like this I will learn to say NO,it really was scrapping every last drop on energy I had both mentally and physically,” mused the boss of Wellhouse Leisure.

SMART is marketing an electric bicycle with belt drive. It has a motor in the rear hub and allows the rider to pedal hard or softly. The potential range is 62 miles. Drawbacks include a weight of 26kg which you’ll have to manage if the battery goes flat and a silly price of £2,495.

LAND Rover has now made 300,000 Freelander 2 models at Halewood. The latest is a 2.2 litre diesel in Barolo Black and is destined for a customer in Brazil – one of the brand’s faster growing markets.

HONDA claims the world’s first system to determine whether the driving pattern of the vehicle is likely to create traffic jams.

Honda recognised that the acceleration and deceleration behaviour of one vehicle influences the traffic pattern of trailing vehicles and can trigger congestion. Tests begin in Italy and Indonesia in July.

NISSAN’s 545bhp Juke-R is to go into limited production. It uses GT-R running gear. Deliveries begin in late summer. More: Juke-R@Nissan.co.uk or see a dealer.

FIGURES from Toyota say that 100,000 hybrid cars have been sold in the UK since 2007. Coming next is the full hybrid Lexus GS, promised to “take emissions and fuel efficiency to a new low level in its class.”