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Chevrolet Bolt ‘Official Electric Vehicle Partner’ for ME trip

UAE, December 4, 2018

US automotive brand Chevrolet announced that its electric model the Chevrolet Bolt will be joining as an ‘Official Electric Vehicle Partner’ at the Electric Vehicle Road Trip (EVRT) Middle East, to be held in January.

The event will launch at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on January 17. It is an eight-day adventure over 2,000 km from the UAE to Oman. Connecting experiential eMobility festivals and thought leadership forums, with one mission: To inspire transformation to smarter mobility.

Ben Pullen, chief executive officer and co-founder of Global Electric Vehicle Road Trip, said: “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,” he said.

At the event, 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, said a statement.

On the 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, it said.

Gary D West, head of future mobility Middle East, General Motors, said: “Last year, the event gave car enthusiasts a first look at our Chevrolet Bolt EV as it was put to the test driving over 1,750 km 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,” he added.
The EVRT Middle East Challenge put teams and electric vehicles head to head optimise 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, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service

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