In a novel move to protect the environment a fleet of electric cars which visitors can hire for the day, or even longer, has been introduced in the New Forest this summer.
Tourism officials hope it will be good for business - and good for the Forest as well. Our correspondent Martin Dowse took one for a spin.
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