The First e-MotorShow® Middle East for Electric & Hybrid Cars just opened its doors at the Forum De Beyrouth and will be running from 11 to 15 April 2019, offering thousands of auto lovers the unique opportunity to be the first to See & Testthe recent releases of electrified cars arriving to Lebanon by top brands such as Audi, BMW, BYD, Chevrolet, GAC, Hyundai, Jaguar, Mercedes Benz, Porsche, Renault, & Volvo, and to learn about these new technologies via daily Tech-Talk interactive sessions.
This first of its kind in the region Show is organized by e-EcoSolutions Sustainability Firm, under the patronage of H.E. the Minister of Environment Mr. Fady Jreissati, in collaboration with the AIA (Association des Importateurs d’ Automobiles au Liban), and with the Title sponsorship of Medco.
- Exhibition hall showcasing Electric & Hybrid Carsby the different leading car brands
- e-Mobility Tech-Talks featuring local and international speakers on various e-mobility topics
- e-Circuit for Free Test DrivesIndoor and Outdoor, allowing all visitors to Test-drive “noise-free” and “emissions-free” electrified vehicles.
The Opening Ceremony was attended by Government Officials and Senior representatives from the automotive industry as well as celebrities, international experts and hundreds of visitors.
It featured keynotes by H.E. the Minister of Environment, as well as by executives from e-EcoSolutions, the AIA and MEDCO. The ceremony included a tour of the First e-MotorShow® Middle East with H.E. the Minister of Environment, and Free Test Drives of the Electric & Hybrid Cars.
His Excellency the Minister of Environment Mr. Fady Jreissati
The Minister of the Environment said: “The transport sector is the main source of urban pollution, accounting for over 40% of the fuel consumption and causing 23% of greenhouse gas emissions. We are currently cooperating with the Ministry of Energy and Water in order to pave the way for the use of alternative fuel in the transport sector. He added: “In order to promote the use of hybrid and electric cars in Lebanon and therefore contribute towards preserving the environment, the budget law for 2018 included environmental incentives related to tax exemptions for new green cars, which was proposed by the Minister of the Environment.” He also said: “within the framework of the implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Lebanon has voluntarily committed to increasing its reliance on alternative energies by 12% and reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 30% by 2030.”