Buckle Up! We’re racing to E-Fest ELECTRIC
- Would you get behind an Electric Vehicle knowing that it could be the best car you would ever drive?
- Would you get behind an Electric Vehicle if you knew it could be the best technology you have ever experienced?
- Would you get behind an Electric Vehicle knowing that the transition is coming sooner than you think?
E-Fest ELECTRIC will unpack why it is important to get behind the EV revolution through a live exhibition, test rides & drive opportunities, informative panel discussions and product demonstrations, and lots of areas to relax, enjoy your day and make the most of Cape Town’s fine weather.
For the first time ever in the history of the ABB FIA Formula E, Cape Town will open its doors to the WorldChampionship, as it hosts the Cape Town E-Prix! E-Fest ELECTRIC will form part of the events co-located with the Cape Town E-Prix, by bringing an all-electric collection of activities to the overall Racegoer experience.
“It’s about pushing awareness and understanding but also interest and demand from end-users,” says Ben Pullen, Group Director of Mobility at VUKA Group.
Currently South Africa has the most advanced electric car market in Africa. In 2022 there is about 1,000 electric vehicles (EVs) out of a total fleet of 12 million automobiles. In Kenya the number of EVs was estimated at 350, while a total of 2.2 million registered vehicles were likely in use in the country. Although a significant amount of progress has been made, Africa is still lagging behind, with a record of 6.6 million electric vehicles sold globally.
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“South Africa is ready for electric vehicles. There’s some work to be done to get us to a point where we are more ready, but certainly there are many businesses, governments and consumers that could really embrace electric vehicles today as it stands. The collection of February events are definitely going to push the discussion forward and move us to a position where we’re even more ready to embrace the electric vehicle transition, and all the benefits that come with it. And I think that’s only going to improve as we go along,” says Pullen.
A splendid event set in the heart of the Cape Town E-prix street circuit in Green Point. A fan zone and family friendly celebration allowing locals and race goers a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the racing action and exciting developments in the e-lectric future.
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What to look forward to from the E-Fest ELECTRIC?
Hear from the experts
It’s time to level-up knowledge on electric vehicles by hearing from the experts, end users and solution providers. A day of interactive panel discussions and product demonstrations will ensure all the questions around the electric vehicle transition can be answered.
Ride and Drive
Test drive some of the latest vehicles on the purpose built test track at E-Fest ELECTRIC. Try out electric bicycles, scooters, cars, vans, busses, and minibus taxis.
Electric Vehicle & Clean Energy Exhibition
Speak to businesses who are providing products and services which are truly electrifying and technology distrupting. From cars and vans to home energy generation and battery storage, find out how to save energy and make your life more efficient.
Special vehicle commercial zone
A dedicated zone for business and government fleets wanting to go green and users who want to see, feel and take a picture next to the latest electric vehicles to hit the African market. Also on show will be home-energy soultions.
Entertainment Competition and Giveaways
This is an event filled with music, entertainment, food & drinks in South African style, competition and giveaways. Slow things down in the hustle and bussle of racing cars and enjoy a the weather with food & drinks in the E-Fest ELECTRIC grassed seating area.
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Formula Student Africa
The world’s premier inter-varsity challenge, attracting thousands of engineering students across the globe. The competition requires students to build a single-seater, open cockpit, formula style racing car. This year Formula Student Africa will be led by the Warwick University racing team.
ABOUT E-FEST ELECTRIC
E-Fest ELECTRIC showcases electric vehicles and all things ‘home green tech’ and is hosted in Cape Town alongside the ABB Formula E Championship Cape Town E-Prix. E-Fest ELECTRIC inspires, connects, engages with brands promising an all-electric future from EV’s to off-grid power generation, financing to e-sports. An event worth the purpose and the cause.