A drive toward sustainability

 

2017 Emirates Electric Vehicle Road Trip 2017 Emirates Electric Vehicle Road Trip

Global Electric Vehicle Road Trip (Global EVRT) makes its way to the UAE for the first time, launching the Emirates Electric Vehicle Road Trip (Emirates EVRT). The aim behind this is to drive electric vehicle adoption and accelerate the transition towards a sustainable low-carbon future.

The Emirates EVRT shares elements of the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda, which focuses on improving quality of air, preserving water resources, increasing the contribution of clean energy, and implementing green growth plans in the UAE by 2021.

The four-day event, from January 29 to February 1, will see a fleet of over 10 electric vehicles cover over 700-km of terrain, showcasing the best of electric vehicle technology and the region’s clean-tech innovations.

Tesla Model X and Model S’s, and other electric vehicles such as the Renault Zoe and a Volkswagen Retrofitted Electric Car, will transport 40 individuals around the UAE, unveiling new charging stations in Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Abu Dhabi. The road trip starts in Dubai and ends at the Sustainable City in Dubai, visiting all seven Emirates to promote electric vehicles and sustainable living.

“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.  We hope to support the UAE’s initiatives as we believe it will enable people to develop new beliefs around energy and the way we use it,” said Ben Pullen, Founder and Managing Director of Global EVRT.

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