2018 GIZ EV-lution II: Electric Vehicle Public Expo Development Communication Support

The Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) furthered its commitment to development communication by partnering with the CARICOM Energy Unit to support the 2nd edition of the Regional Electric Vehicle Public Awareness Expo, hosted in Barbados on June 22, 2018, at the Sir Garfield Sobers Gymnasium in Wildey. The primary objective of the event was to enhance public awareness and comprehension of electric vehicles throughout the region. CMC played a pivotal role in amplifying the event’s impact by leveraging its regional platform and collaborating with a network of media affiliates to showcase the various activities. The campaign focused on key aspects of electric vehicles, delving into intricate details to provide a comprehensive understanding:

  • Electric Vehicle Designs: The exposition highlighted the diverse range of electric vehicle designs, offering in-depth insights into engineering nuances and performance trends related to electric motors and power electronics.
  • Charging Technologies: Attendees gained valuable knowledge about charging technologies, covering aspects such as electricity supply mechanisms for charging and interfaces designed for fast charging. This segment aimed to demystify the complexities surrounding the charging infrastructure.
  • Battery Technology and Applications: The event delved into disruptive advancements in battery technology, shedding light on the latest developments and emerging trends. Participants explored the applications of these technologies, unveiling their potential impact on the future of electric vehicles.
  • Cost and Performance Trends: The campaign meticulously analyzed cost and performance trends, emphasizing improvements in range and other comparative indicators relative to alternative propulsion technologies. This aspect aimed to address concerns and misconceptions while showcasing the evolving viability of electric vehicles.

By facilitating a comprehensive exploration of these crucial aspects, the Regional Electric Vehicle Public Awareness Expo, with CMC’s support, contributed significantly to advancing knowledge and understanding of electric vehicles across the Caribbean region. Through strategic dissemination of information, the event fostered a platform for informed discussions and encouraged a shift toward sustainable and innovative transportation solutions.

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