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Dates & Location

02-10 October 2019 /  South Africa


Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions

What does a Road Trip ticket include?

Your ticket secures your seat in a variety of electric vehicles, 3-4-5* hotel accommodation, all of your meals, tickets to the eMobility Summit Africa s and all of the exciting adventure activities we have lined up for you!

What date is the Road Trip?

The Road Trip is from 03 - 10 October. It is broken down into stages and it is possible to join for one of the stages or the full trip. Stage one: 03-06 January. Stage two: 06 - 10 January. We will also be hosting the Smarter Mobility Africa on 1-2 October in Gauteng so please feel free to come before the road trip and join us for this experiential summit.

What distance is the Road Trip?

The full trip is around 2000km (1243 miles).

Do I need to book my own flight?

Yes. The Road Trip begins in Johannesburg on 03 October and finishes in Cape Town on 10 October.

Do I need a Visa?  

Most passports will be granted a visa on arrival to South Africa. But please double check your requirements on the South Africa government website here.

Where will we meet?

The briefing and registration’s location will be communicating with the Road Trippers prior the event (at least 2 weeks).

What is the Challenge?

The Road Trippers will be put into small teams and have to work together to build points for themselves and their team across the 8 day road trip. The teams can gain points for optimising on their vehicles efficiency and for getting to check points within the regulated speed check.

What size are the teams?

Usually 2-4 people.

Can I have my own vehicle and team?

Yes. There is a minimum of 2 persons per team and vehicle.

When will we know who is the winner of the challenge?

At the end of stage one (06 October) we will announce a half time winner of the challenge in Port Elizabeth. The Grand Finale will be in Cape Town on 10 October. The Road Trippers will do a glory lap into Cape Town where they will be welcomed by the press and the public. The individual Road Tripper, team, and electric car will then be crowned the reigning champion of the EVRT Africa 2019 challenge!

Which electric vehicle will I be driving?

You will have the opportunity to try out a range of electric vehicles! During previous EVRT’s we had the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model S and Renault Zoe. Exact models soon to be revealed!

Where are the charging stations?

They are spread across the route, you can find them on PlugShare. One of the positive outcomes of the EVRT is that we encourage more charging stations to be built in areas where they are needed to pave the way to worry-free travel! During the last 2 EVRT events we have installed 30 charging points in the UAE and Oman.

Will you tell us where to charge?

The road trip is a challenge, therefore it is down to the teams to navigate the route optimising on speed and distance!

However, teams will be briefed before the road trip starts on how to drive the cars in the most efficient way, how to charge and what to do in case any issue occurs.

A support car will also follow the road trip.

Do I need to have a driving license?

You can enjoy the Road Trip from the back seat without a license. But to drive, Road Trippers are required to have a full driving license issued from their place of residence (internationally recognised.) If you have a paper counterpart - we recommend you bring a photocopy just in case.

Can I get a discount if I come with a friend?

We offer 20% if you come with a friend, partner or family and share the room.

What entertainment will there be?

Prepare to be thrilled…

Do I have to do all the activities?

No. Please let us know what activity you don’t want to do in the google forms sent to confirmed Road Trippers by our event team.

Do I need to bring my own money?

All of your hotels, meals and activities cost is inclusive in your Road Trip ticket! Bring some money with you for any extra munchies for the road or presents for your loved ones.

What will the weather be like in January in the UAE / Oman?

The weather will average from  24 °C (75°F) during the day and can drop to 11°C (52°F) at night, so bring some warm layers!

What do I need to bring?

We would advise that you bring your passport, driving license, credit/debit cards (and photo copies), that you have an up-to-date health insurance, travel insurance, Rands, some emergency currency ($ or £), relevant medications (if you are carrying prescription please bring them or a Doctor’s letter) and a travel adapter so you can charge your phone and camera!

Do I need a travel adapter?

Yes. South Africa us plug type D.


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