EV Lab, a first-of-its-kind omnichannel, multi-brand electric vehicle platform, has introduced the first EV Cars & Coffee, aimed at promoting electric vehicles, to the UAE with the first event at City Walk in Dubai.
Capturing the interest of electric vehicle (EV) enthusiasts, including owners and automotive companies, over 55 EVs and over 130 people rallied together to celebrate the first EV Cars & Coffee community meeting. Several owners came from all over the UAE, showing their active interest in promoting the event, which was supported by the Electric Vehicle Owners Association.
Several new models were showcased including the UAE’s first model Y, Fisker and Xpeng G3 as well as Jaguar IPace, Porsche Taycan, Audi e-tron, Renault Zoe 2, Chevrolet Boltand Flat 500e. Among automotive majors that extended support include Al Tayer, AW Rostamani and Al Ghandi Auto. It also served as a definitive platform for electric vehicle enthusiasts to meet, discuss and explore the innovations in EVs.
Kevin Chalhoub, Founder & CEO at EV Lab, said: “. The fantastic turnout at the event and the showcasing of some unique models highlighted the growing popularity of EVs and the mind-shift of automotive enthusiasts to be more committed in helping reduce carbon emissions. With road transport accounting for 75 per cent of the transport sector emissions, events like these will contribute to the UAE’s vision to reduce carbon emissions and push for cutting 200 million pounds of carbon dioxide by cars off the roads by 2030. With the EV community growing in the UAE, this event is the first in a series of events we will organize to promote the use of Electric vehicles and strengthen awareness among motorists on the need to be environmentally responsible”
Kyle Weber, COO of EV Lab, added: “The response to the first EV Cars & Coffee event in Dubai was truly overwhelming. We organised the event following in line with all safety protocols and are delighted with the enthusiastic participation. It shows the growing appetite for electric cars in the UAE and the clear commitment of automotive enthusiasts to make a positive difference. We are confident that the upcoming editions of EV Lab events will be flagship events that support the green vision of the nation by making tangible contributions as more people embrace electric vehicles as their primary choice for commuting.”
EV Lab is focused on driving the transition to sustainable mobility through leveraging the benefits that electric vehicles provide to air quality, the overall environment, as well as towards diversified economic growth. EV Lab partners with key automotive players to offer a selection of the best EV products available in the market. The company will also offer a wider range of chargers and micro-mobility solutions such as motorcycles, skateboards, and scooters.
Continuing on the momentum, EV Lab will organize the first EV Track Day event in the UAE to inaugurate the Yas Marina Circuit charger on April 30, 2021. Participants will join over iftar and have the option to test drive electric cars on the Formula 1 circuit. Registrations to this event are now open: https://forms.gle/nnFnraZR9KqzoPUB8