True pi­o­neer­ing spirit parks up at River­side Mu­seum

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A NEW ex­hi­bi­tion traces a line from the work of Scot­tish in­ven­tor James Watt to a pi­o­neer­ing mod­ern Tesla car.

Go­ing Green – The Drive for En­ergy Ef­fi­ciency looks at James Watt’s pi­o­neer­ing spirit and his legacy in a time when com­bat­ing cli­mate change is vi­tal.

The cen­tre­piece of the River­side Mu­seum’s ex­hi­bi­tion is a Tesla Model S P85+, be­lieved to be the first Tesla ac­quired by a pub­lic mu­seum in Scot­land.

Gifted to the city by Chris Clarkson, it rep­re­sents a new dawn in elec­tric ve­hi­cle de­vel­op­ment. Along­side the Tesla is a rare Honda Insight Mk1, from 2000, do­nated by Charles Collins.

Chris Clarkson, left, do­nated a Tesla and Charles Collins gifted a Honda, and in­set, James Watt

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