I meet Hugo and Fiona outside our car park in Victoria. They’re clearly ‘car people’ – their own ride is an Audi A2 3L, a rare low-drag, low-emission version of the little German supermini. It was one of the most efficient cars of its day and the fact that it was never available in the UK, let alone in right-hand-drive, hasn’t stopped fans of green tech getting their hands on them.
I’d happily write a feature on this and its close relative, the Volkswagen Lupo 3L, but I’m more interested in the car that pulls up behind. It’s like nothing else on the road and is already stopping traffic as people slow down to look. Hugo and Fiona are from Riversimple, which builds the Rasa, a small, newt-like vehicle which could become a crucial building block in the future of clean mobility.
Truthfully, I’ve wanted to drive this since I saw it on static display years ago. There’s something about it that just...
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