THOUSANDS of revellers at CarFest experienced the power of electric vehicle charging in action at the festival's silent disco. 

Over 5,000 festival-goers visited the 600-person capacity attraction which, in a world-first, was 100 per cent powered by four EVs charged by bp pulse, bringing together the combination of electrifying beats, electric cars and EV charging solutions. 

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. 

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Adding to the excitement, celebrity brothers AJ and Curtis Pritchard played the opening set and took part in a DJ battle on Friday, before festival creator, Chris Evans, thrilled disco crowds with a special appearance both behind the decks and on the dancefloor on Friday, August 26.

Basingstoke Gazette: Over 5000 festival goers visited the 600-person capacity attraction Over 5000 festival goers visited the 600-person capacity attraction (Image: bp pulse, Canva)

bp pulse offered mobile charging powered by the cars to allow people to charge their devices while they danced, and 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.

Global sponsorship director at bp, Paul Goodmaker, 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.

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“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.”