Range Anxiety is a Thing of the Past, Says Electric Vehicle Road Trip Middle East CEO

  • Ben Pullen, CEO and Founder of Global Electric Vehicle: “We are delighted to have Chevrolet confirmed once again as a partner for the EVRT Middle East 2019, to help dispel common misconceptions that electric vehicles can’t drive long distances.”
  • The Chevrolet Bolt EV’s long range will be put to the test during EVRT Middle East 2019
  • The UAE has over 370 electric charging stations, making it the fifth most densely populated in the world

Ben Pullen, CEO and Founder of Global Electric Vehicle Road Trip says: “We are delighted to have Chevrolet confirmed once again as a partner to join the Electric Vehicle Road Trip Middle East 2019. The Chevrolet Bolt EV is a game-changer in the electric vehicles market particularly when it comes to its best-in-class 520km range and will help dispel common misconceptions that electric vehicles can’t drive long distances.”

The Electric Vehicle Road Trip (EVRT) Middle East has announced that the Chevrolet Bolt will be joining as an Official Electric Vehicle Partner when the annual event begins on January 17, 2019. At the EVRT Middle East 2018, Chevrolet launched the Bolt EV in the region following the announcement made at the Dubai International Motor show in 2017. The partnership once again marks another milestone with the Chevrolet Bolt EV now on sale nationwide in the UAE and other markets in the Middle East.

The EVRT Middle East is an eight-day adventure over 2,000km from the UAE to Oman. Connecting experiential eMobility festivals and thought leadership forums, with one mission: To inspire transformation to smarter mobility.

On the 18 January, the electric fleet will drive a distance of 504km from the capital of the UAE to the capital of Oman, allowing the Chevrolet Bolt EV to demonstrate performance credentials over a long distance and prove that range anxiety is a thing of the past.

We have all seen the huge buzz around electric vehicles that has been building rapidly over the past years. Its all for good reason – in the last 5 years the electric vehicle has become a viable possibility for everyone with technological advancements seeing the range increase from 80 to 600km! There are currently over 370 charging stations, making the UAE the fifth most densely populated charging destination in the world! If you check out Plugshare, you can see that your own electric vehicle road trip is possible.

Gary D. West, General Motors’ Head of Future Mobility Middle East, said: “Last year, the EVRT Middle East gave car enthusiasts a first look at our Chevrolet Bolt EV as it was put to the test driving over 1,750km from the UAE to Oman and back. The Chevrolet Bolt EV has proven it can tackle any real-world driving situation and we look forward to welcoming new EVRT Middle East participants this year to experience the car’s outstanding green credentials themselves.”

The EVRT Middle East Challenge put teams and electric vehicles head to head optimize on the efficiency and range. There will be plenty of exciting opportunities to prove your technical abilities and experience the Chevrolet Bolt EV as we cruise on the drag racing strips at the Yas Marina Circuit, cross the desert, take on the highest mountain of the UAE and the winding coastal roads overlooking the Gulf of Oman.

Does this sounds like your kind of thrill? Join us on an adventure!

Are you weighing up the options of going electric? Do you think the Chevrolet Bolt EV can pass the long-range test? Join our online discussions @globalevrt on facebook, instagram and twitter to keep up to date with the latest insights.

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EVRT Middle East 2019: 17 – 25 January 2019
WFES Mobility Forum
8 days with countless adventures including;
-Yas Marina Circuit Drag Race
-Wadi Shab
-Oman eMobility Festival
-Toro Verde, the world’s longest zipline
-Musandam Dhow Cruise
-Dubai eMobility Festival

Get involved: Is your electric car up for the challenge? Would you like to promote your product or service?
To drive get your ticket online
To sponsor & partner email richard@globalevrt.com
To exhibit your product or service at our eMobility Festivals, email hattiemellor@globalevrt.com
To speak at one of our eMobility Forums, email danielmcmurray@globalevrt.com
Press & Media, email juliewurtz@globalevrt.com

Global EVRT
Global EVRT are accelerating the transformation to smart, sustainable, electric mobility through a unique blend of inspirational road trips, thought-leader forums and experiential public festivals.

We catalyse new cross-sector collaborations, new infrastructure developments and new policy dialogues designed to effect positive societal change. Bringing together key stakeholders from government, business, industry, academia and civil society we create opportunities for them to share insights, confront common challenges and outline their own visions for the future of mobility.

It’s a perfect launch platform for mobility innovators to showcase the excitement, advanced technology and disruptive impact of their products and services to potential buyers, partners and influencers

Join us on this unique adventure to experience the power and capabilities of electric vehicles through challenging and impressive landscapes. Learn about future technologies, hear the latest insights from the industry and enjoy the finest arabian hospitality and entertainment!

Range Anxiety is a Thing of the Past, Says Electric Vehicle Road Trip Middle East CEO

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