Steven Glaser is a former lobbyist for the World Fuel Cell Council who lives in north London with his wife, Ulli, and his sons, Sam, eight, and Leo, five. The 42-year old activist is responsible for the creation of the Bridgestone Eco Rally, which premiered in 2007. Its purpose was (and still is) to raise public sustainable awareness by promoting environmentally-friendly vehicles that range from cars to vans to motorbikes, mopeds and electric pushbikes.
The Eco Rally works because it has nothing to do with politics or special interest groups. Climate change affects everyone and this union of minds attracts geeks, environmentalists and your everyday Joe and Jane who may just be curious about the cars of the future that are here today.
Even among electric cars there are distinctions. Many have different battery ranges and there are even those that can run for as much as 100 miles on a single charge. There are also cutting edge models that run on biomethane from food waste.
The Eco Rally is the site for eco heroes such as Steven Glaser and others of his ilk who dare to push the boundaries of the imagination and expand the frontiers of thinking and innovation. Thinking outside that proverbial box with an eye on the needs for the future is a boon to all mankind.
Check out this video featuring the Bridgestone Eco Rally of this year.
Kudos to you, Mr. Glaser. Kudos to you.