Chris Evans at the bp pulse EV-powered silent disco at CarFest

bp pulse delights CarFest crowds with the world’s first EV-powered silent disco

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Thousands of festivalgoers at CarFest experienced the power of electric vehicle (EV) charging in action at the bp pulse EV silent disco.

More than 5,000 festivalgoers visited the 600-person capacity attraction, which was 100 per cent powered by four EVs charged by bp pulse.

Over the course of the weekend, three disco slots were played on each of the three days, with 6.5 hours of daily EV-powered entertainment using approximately 200kWh worth of power across the event.

To provide a helpful resource to festivalgoers, bp pulse offered mobile charging powered by the cars to charge their devices while they danced. In a further demonstration of its charging capabilities, bp pulse also provided battery-powered EV charging for the electric cars in the paddock, creating a dedicated EV charging hub for the first time in the festival’s history.

Speaking about the attraction, Paul Goodmaker, global sponsorship director at bp, said: “This is the first time that bp pulse has sponsored CarFest and we wanted to shine a light on both the power of EVs and the capability of bp pulse in a fun and engaging way to highlight their capabilities.

“Recent developments in vehicle to load (V2L) technology enabled us to plug EVs into four different areas of the silent disco to charge the headsets, power the tent’s lighting and DJ equipment and provide mobile phone charging lockers.

“We’re proud to have worked with CarFest to offer festival goers a truly unique off-grid entertainment experience, and to have brought our positive energy to such a wide audience.”

Created by Chris Evans to help raise funds for UK Children’s Charities, CarFest is the largest family fundraising festival in the UK. This year’s event took place from August 25-27 at Laverstoke Farm in Hampshire.