5 Year old girl wins the Twizy New Forest design competition
Tue 30 July 2013
30th July 2013: The Drift Inn, part of the New Forest Hotels group joins in celebration of the exciting launch of the Twizy two-seater carbon friendly car by Visit England Chief Executive James Beresford in March 2013 by offering an exciting design competition to create greater awareness to boost sustainable tourism in the New Forest.
" With the New Forest being the country’s first destination to offer a fleet of Twizy electric vehicles we thought it would be fun to have a competition to decorate our Twizy into a pony to celebrate the New Forest ponies 2,000 years existence in the New Forest" Michaela Lisle, Managing Director, New Forest Hotels.
The competition was available for anyone of any age to enter throughout the UK and we had a great response with many wonderful designs received. We believe that this competition has gone a little way to broaden the awareness of how the Twizy car can help the local environment.
Stephen Vine New Forest Environmental Managing Director adds "It was hard to choose the top three winners as there were so many exciting designs to choose from. It has been great fun being involved in this initiative. Anything we can do to work with the local residents, business and visitors to help promote and educate a sustainable way of life which long term is for the good of the New Forest can only be a good thing"
Unveiling the winning design at the New Forest show, Tuesday 30th July, New Park, Brockenhurst
1st Prize – Ebony Woolley, aged 5, will have her wonderful pony design decorating the Twizy car for everyone to enjoy. In addition, Ebony wins a weekend break to experience with her family.
2nd Prize – Bradley Balcome, 11 years of age, wins dinner for four at the Drift Inn, where the Twizy pony car resides.
3rd Prize – Mr Matthew Price wins New Forest breakfast for four at the Drift Inn.
All Twizy drivers benefit with an electric car that achieves the 40mph speed limits around the forest, and they can travel for up to 62 miles after charging. Therefore they can drive around the New Forest’s pretty towns, villages and panoramic coastline saving money and carbon all day long. Join the Drift Inn by celebrating the arrival of the funky electric vehicles in the New Forest and the winners of this competition.