EVRT Dubai 2020 invests in new initiatives

24 Feb 2020

Fifteen electric vehicles will be on the road trip, which lasts for 1,000 kilometres and is intended to help inspire the move to electric and smarter mobility cars.

The electric vehicle road trip known as EVRT Dubai 2020 is preparing for its charge into the Middle East by announcing a new series of all-new initiatives intended to test electric cars to the limits.

Over 1,000 participants will be taking part in EVRT Dubai 2020, with the trip set to be joined by Thani Al-Zeyoudi, the minister of climate change for the United Arab Emirates.

Fifteen electric vehicles will be on the road trip, which lasts for 1,000 kilometres and is intended to help inspire the move to electric and smarter mobility cars.

The CEO and co-founder of Generation.e, Ben Pullen, says that this year’s event is even more creative than usual.

There are drag races and world-first challenges offering a great chance for the newest and best electric vehicles from all over the world to come together in the UAE and really be put through the wringer, according to Pullen.

The event gives manufacturers a unique chance to put the spotlight on their line-up within an environment that is really enthusiastic for the region to adopt electric vehicles.

The World Regeneration Challenge is intending to show the power of regenerative braking and how much it could change things for the entire automotive industry.

The simple challenge sees all manner of electric vehicles drive to the top of the Jebel Jais mountain to see how much energy is regenerated by the vehicles on their way back down again.

The challenge is intended to highlight the way that regenerative braking kicks in when cars roll down an incline, with electricity generated by the motors in electric vehicles being engaged when in reverse.

The result of this is batteries being charged when the cars go back down the mountain.

The classic Electric Vehicle Drag Race will be another challenge at the event.

The latest automobile manufacturers to give their support to the event are One Moto and Hyundai Motor Company, with the brands getting the chance to showcase their all-electric ranges and put them to the test.

The expedition runs over six days in the UAE from 25th to 30th March.

The head of operations in the Middle East and Africa for Hyundai Motor Company, Bangsun Jeong, says that they are excited to be showcasing the Ioniq and Hyundai Kona models for the first time within the region at the event.

The company is planning to become an international market leader in regard to eco-friendly cars, with a full line-up of as many as 21 electrified models being planned.

These models include the likes of battery electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles, fuel cell electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles.

Dubai is offering generous incentives for the owners of electric vehicles, and there is huge market potential for them, according to the director of Juma Al-Majid Est, Suliman Al-Zaben.

Generation.e, the entity that is supporting the acceleration of smarter mobility and electric vehicles all over the world, is organising the 2020 event.

Anyone driving any kind of vehicle in the UAE still needs to take out at least a basic third-party car insurance policy to be compliant with the nation’s laws.

Fifteen electric vehicles will be on the road trip, which lasts for 1,000 kilometres and is intended to help inspire the move to electric and smarter mobility cars.