If you have always wanted to make a road trip in an electric car, here is an opportunity for you even if you don’t own one. Electric Vehicle Road Trip (EVRT) is an organized group trip where all vehicles are electric. In January 2018, the road trip participants will travel along the roads of United Arab Emirates and Oman.
The road trip is particularly attractive for enterprises that are in the business of electric vehicles, because of opportunities to showcase their products and demonstrate them in cities along the route. The road trip is, however, open to join for anyone who is willing to pay for the privilege. Sponsors will bring cars to be used during the journey, but it is possible to drive your own electric vehicle as well. The road trip organizer can help with vehicle transportation.
The route is 1217 km long in total. It starts from Abu Dhabi on January 18 and ends in Dubai on January 26, 2018. The city of Muscat in Oman is the turning point where the road trippers head back to the United Arab Emirates, but along a slightly different route.
The organizers aim at raising awareness for electric cars by showing that even long journeys are possible and enjoyable on an ecar. A conference is arranged before the start of the road trip in Abu Dhabi on January 18, 2018. The latest development in the business of electric vehicles will be discussed.
Forbes reports that new electric vehicle charging stations will be opened during the road trip at key locations in the United Arab Emirates and Oman, including Crowne Plaza Yas Island, Crowne Plaza Sohar, Crowne Plaza Muscat, InterContinental Muscat and InterContinental Fujairah, where they will remain as a permanent fixture.