Electric Vehicles prepare for an epic road trip across the UAE

Posted by Zaran Tarapore on Jan 10 2017 09:00 AM

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Tesla Model S Front

Global EVRT, an organization that aims to spread awareness about Electric Vehicles and their benefits, makes its way to the UAE to launch Emirates Electric Vehicle Road Trip (Emirates EVRT).

Emirates EVRT

Accelerating Electric Vehicle adoption and the transition towards a sustainable, low-carbon future, Emirates EVRT shares elements of the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda with a strong focus on improving air quality and contributing to clean energy.

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The four-day event, which runs from 29th January to 1st February 2017, is set to see a fleet of over 10 electric vehicles cover 700km, showcasing the best of electric vehicle technologies and the region’s clean-tech innovations.

Model X Tesla

In addition to Tesla’s Model X and Model S, a Renault Zoe and a retrofitted Volkswagen prepare to transport forty individuals around the UAE, unveiling new charging stations in Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Abu Dhabi.

Renault Zoe

Commenting on the upcoming trip, Ben Pullen, Founder and Managing Director of Global EVRT says, “We are excited to finally bring the Electric Vehicle Road Trip to the Emirates. The UAE is a perfect place for this type of event as the government has taken effective steps towards a vision for the future of sustainable energy and transportation.”

Electric Vehicle Rally EVRT

Divided into two stages, the road trip kicks off with celebrity guest Robert Llewellyn of the Fully Charged Show introducing newly installed charging stations at Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah, Novotel Hotel in Fujairah, and the Sofitel Corniche Hotel in Abu Dhabi.

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Stage two, which operates on day three and four of the event, will include a tour of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park and The Sustainable City where the public can attend to celebrate the completion of the trip and meet the participants.

Renault Twizy Side

Those interested in participating in the rally, may sign up at www.emiratesevrt.com/ev-parade-sign-up

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