ABB hosts the first EV drive-in cinema in Bulgaria

ABB hosts the first EV drive-in cinema in Bulgaria

ABB and ASEB celebrate World EV Day 2021 with the first drive-in cinema for electric vehicles

ABB Bulgaria will host the first EV drive-in cinema in Bulgaria on Saturday, September 11th to celebrate World EV Day - a global movement to drive progress towards a zero-emissions mobility future.

The exclusive event will bring together EV drivers from the Association of EV Owners in Bulgaria (ASEB) from across the country for their annual meeting, followed by a movie night, with free admittance to any EV owner or driver in Bulgaria.

The event will be held at ABB’s factory in Rakovski that will accommodate over 100 cars for the drive-in cinema. Eight ABB AC chargers and one DC fast charger will also be made available for charging the electric vehicles at the cinema.

The movie screened at the drive-in cinema will be the Bulgarian film production “Wildlings”, featuring the actor Alexander Sano, who is also a member and co-founder of ASEB.

“We are very happy to be organizing the first drive-in cinema for electric cars in Bulgaria and even on the whole Balkan peninsula. Doing it with the leader in e-mobility in the face of ABB seems like the best possible choice. I believe this will be a great experience for all EV drivers and owners and will strengthen the community even more, said Alexander Sano.

Registration for the event is required to reserve one of the limited spots and can be done via the event landing page. Only one person from each vehicle needs to be registered, submitting the number of people planned to attend in their respective electric car. The registration deadline is September 8th.

ABB is actively supporting the development of the EV charging infrastructure in Bulgaria, having installed over 100 DC fast chargers across the country. Earlier this year the company delivered 10 DC fast chargers from the newest addition to ABB’s fast charger portfolio – Terra 124, which can charge two vehicles simultaneously at 60 kW power each. ABB collaborates with all existing charging network operators, completing projects to support the expansion of the charging infrastructure throughout the country.

“It is a pleasure for us to host this special event, which promotes e-mobility in Bulgaria as part of our commitment to World EV Day to enhanc progress towards sustainable mobility. Here, in Rakovski, we are actively supporting the EV charging network with our own base of installed chargers and company electric car. We hope to have more similar opportunities, celebrating not only the World EV Day, but also e-mobility in general”, said Ivan Vodentchev, Branch Manager of ABB Bulgaria – branch Rakovski.

World EV Day, which will take place on 9 September 2021, is a day of global e-mobility appreciation. Current and prospective drivers of electric vehicles, alongside local transport authorities and fleet operators, are encouraged to recognize the crucial role they play in driving the shift to sustainable road transport and a zero-emission future for all.steadily with over 2200 electric vehicles currently on the road, compared to 1700 at the end of 2020.

Another initiative celebrating World EV Day 2021 is the #EVmoji challenge, in which kids aged 6-16 can design the world’s first official emoji depicting an electric vehicle. This project offers the perfect opportunity to bring young people and potential future EV drivers into the excitement and momentum around electric vehicles. Submissions are done via social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn) using the hashtag #EVmoji through a public personal or parental profile. The deadline for submissions is August 20th.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 105,000 talented employees in over 100 countries. www.abb.com

ASEB is a non-governmental organization uniting individuals and legal entities - owners and drivers of electric vehicles in Bulgaria. The association believes that the future of transport lies in electric cars. The transition to electric mobility is a challenge for all and their main goal is to help in this process by conducting an effective dialogue between electric vehicle owners, society, government institutions, local administration, media, and business. They help in facilitating this transition and promoting electric cars as the most logical future choice for every citizen and business.

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