EXPOeléctric Fórmula-e is a pioneering initiative that aims to bring the zero emissions vehicle to the public. From 14th to 21st September, this event will turn the city into a showcase for the electric vehicle and the latest technology in energy savings through a set of activities that will take place in the framework of the Sustainable and Safe Mobility Week 2012 organized by Department of Territory and Sustainability.
Promoted by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan autonomous government) through the Catalan Institute of Energy (ICAEN), ?Barcelona City Council, the Association of Industrial Technical Engineers of Barcelona (CETIB) and the Diputació de Barcelona, the event, which already has the sponsorship of the leading brands in the sector, will allow visitors to try out the latest technology for new models of electric vehicles ?for makes such as Renault or Nissan, with the aim of promoting energy saving and efficient driving, as well as consolidating the electric vehicle as an urban and inter-urban alternative.
With the support of LIVE Barcelona Platform, the Catalan electric vehicle association, Volt-Tour, the Circuit de Catalunya and the Catalan Federation of Motoring (FCA), EXPOelèctric Fórmula-e will consist of four leisure and outreach activities that will take place at the Arc de Triomf in Barcelona and at the Circuit de Catalunya race track.
The Electric Tour
The first event, the Electric Tour, will be held on Friday, 14th September, and will bring together some fifty electric vehicles that will leave from 4 different points of Catalonia and arrive together at Barcelona’s Arc de Triomf.
EXPOtest Day of testing Electrical and e-Discussions
The following day, also at the Arc de Triomf, the exhibition and Electric EXPOtest day of testing will be held. Here you will be able to see the latest models of electric and hybrid vehicles on the market and try out the latest technology of their engines. EXPOtest Electric, which is directed at the general public, will have a closed circuit for the motorcycle and electric bicycle tests and will also feature the section ?e-Discussions, talks aimed at answering all the questions from the general public on the electric vehicle.
The e-Conference directed at professionals
For professionals, EXPOelèctric Fórmula-e is organising, for 20th and 21st September, the e-Conference, a series of seminars that will be held at the headquarters of the CETIB and at the Circuit de Catalunya, to discuss the most current issues related to electric mobility with the professionals of this sector. On October 6th, the Circuit de Catalunya will also be the stage for the third efficient driving race, ECOs?ries 2012. This is the first championship of Europe in permanent circuits based on efficient driving, energy saving and alternative energy.
For the director of EXPOelèctric Fórmula-e, Ramon Caus, this will be “the most important electric vehicle event in Southern Europe. The best electric vehicles on the market will be accessible to the general public in a pioneering initiative to foster energy efficiency “.