The much-awaited week is here as India gears up to host its first-ever Formula E race in Hyderabad. Six days to go.
While the mega event is scheduled on 11 February, the Telangana government on Sunday, 5 February, kicked off its flagship event — the Hyderabad E-Mobility Week — to commemorate the race with a different event every day.
The events are expected to culminate with the Formula E race on 11 February.
Mohammad Bin Sulayem, president of the world governing body for four-wheel racing FIA, has been invited to attend the race.
Meanwhile, the first consignment — including eight cars and around 99 tonnes of race-car components — arrived on 2 February at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA).
Very happy to see Hyderabad lighting up in blue to start the Hyderabad E-Mobility Week. Looking forward to a week of growth and progress as we showcase Telangana’s new mobility prowess. The first stop is the Rall-E Hyderabad today! – @KTRBRS#emobilityweek2023
— Minister for IT, Industries, MA & UD, Telangana (@MinisterKTR) February 5, 2023
What is Hyderabad E-mobility week?
The Hyderabad E-Mobility Week is apparently one of the largest global platforms for EV companies and ancillary businesses to showcase their latest technologies, products, and services that will shape the future growing EV ecosystem in the state.
Starting with a bike rally on 5 February, the event is expected to bring together the widest collection of electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, and energy storage solutions.
Several metro trains, TSRTC Pushpak buses, bus shelters, parts of the airport, and other public spaces were also seen spreading the common message of celebrating the move towards e-sustainability.
Flag-off of the “Hyderabad E-Mobility Week Metro trains and Pushpak Buses” held at Raidurg Metro Station on 27th Jan by Shri Jayesh Ranjan IAS, Shri Stephen Raveendran IPS, Shri NVS Reddy, Dr. Vishnu Vardhan Reddy IFS, & Senior Representatives from Hyderabad Metro Rail and TSRTC. pic.twitter.com/l6WcfuZBIg
— EV Hyderabad (@EvHyderabad) January 28, 2023
Hyderabad E-mobility week schedule
February 5: Rall-E Hyderabad — Hyderabad will witness thousands of drivers in a first-of-its-kind EV bike rally as electric two-wheelers, three-wheelers, and four-wheelers to promote electric vehicles (EVs). The rally will be across the city and culminate at the Hitex Exhibition Centre.
February 6: Mobility Next Hyderabad — The Sustainable Mobility Summit at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) in Kondapur will showcase global leaders, eminent academics and policymakers discussing the future of sustainable EV mobility. It will also have panel discussions, keynote speeches, and networking sessions.
February 7 — T-Hub will conduct a Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric (CASE) Mobility start-up challenge by supporting the growth of the start-up ecosystem in India. Through this, the start-ups are expected to share innovative, feasible, and scalable solutions for tangible problems prevalent in India.
February 8 and 9: Hyderabad E-Motor — The show is scheduled at the Hitex Exhibition Center and will feature the widest collection of EVs and global manufacturers showcasing two-wheelers, three-wheelers, and four-wheelers. It will also have exclusive launches, events, and innovations in the sector
February 10 and 11: Hyderabad E-Prix — The first-ever Formula E race in India will be held at the Necklace Road Circuit. With this event, Hyderabad will join the prestigious list of E-Prix host cities such as New York, London, Berlin, Seoul, Monaco, and Rome.
Get set to touch and feel the future of mobility at the Hyderabad E Motor Show from 8-10 February. Come, take a test drive of the 2, 3 and 4 wheelers showcased at the event. Don't miss the chance!
— EV Hyderabad (@EvHyderabad) February 4, 2023
The Hyderabad Traffic Police on Saturday announced road diversions that would be in effect from Sunday to the end of the E-Prix.
While the restrictions would be partial on Sunday and Monday, they would be fully implemented around the Hussain Sagar lake and the adjoining areas from 7 to 12 February.