As fathers just celebrated their day around the world, now EV drivers will also have a special day. September 9, 2020 is set to become the first World EV day, the ultimate electric festival, where people can celebrate all-electric mobility and charging solutions.
The inaugural event is being launched by ABB, an expert in electric vehicle charging solutions that has sold more than 14,000 DC fast chargers across more than 80 countries, and Green.TV, a media company advocating sustainability stories.
The event will be a celebration for current and prospective drivers of electric vehicles, alongside local transport authorities and fleet operators, to recognize the crucial role that they play in driving the shift to sustainable road transport and a zero-emission future for all.
The day has the potential to become an annual institution as it will also recognize the vital role that reliable and fast charging infrastructure, grid reinforcement and the integration of renewable power generation are playing in enabling an all-electric future.
Frank Muehlon, Head of ABB’s global business for E-mobility Infrastructure Solutions, said: “This is a crucial time for transitioning to a new, electrified and sustainable model for mobility. As part of ABB Electrification’s Mission to Zero, we are at the forefront of making this transition possible, and a global day which recognizes and celebrates worldwide the importance of e-mobility solutions is something that ABB is delighted to be the lead partner on.”
Ade Thomas, Founder of media company Green.TV, added: “I’m delighted to be working with ABB, to begin an exciting journey towards a global institution in the e-mobility calendar: World EV Day will serve as a day of celebrating e-mobility as a key tool in driving a decarbonized transport future for all.”
World EV Day will be working with other partners and leaders in the e-mobility sector to make the inaugural World EV Day the start of an international mobility movement.
Additional partners include,: Mahindra Electric Mobility, which manufactures electric vehicles and related technologies; Liberty Charge, which helps deliver power and connectivity infrastructure for on-street EV Charging in residential areas of the UK; and manufacturer of all-electric lorries, Volta Trucks.
Mahesh Babu, Managing Director & CEO, Mahindra Electric Mobility Limited, a company headquartered in India, said: “We are proud to be associated with Green.TV in launching World EV Day, a global day to highlight the importance of sustainable mobility and to make electric mobility a preferred choice of customers across the globe.”
At WhichEV, we believe that this is a great move to improve the public awareness regarding the possibilities that an all-electric future has to offer.