An ecomobile lifestyle is only possible with ecomobile vehicles as alternatives to the traditional personal automobile running on fossil fuels. The residents and visitors of the EcoMobility World Festival neighborhood had the opportunity to see and even try out about 80 different kinds of rare and innovative ecomobile vehicles catering for a wide range of mobility needs, including LEVs (Light Electric Vehicles) that are fun and exciting to ride, multi-person vehicles, as well as exercise-oriented vehicles. These vehicles from around 10 different countries featured often models not available or known in South Korea or even all of Asia yet.
On 700 square meters visitors and residents had access to a specifically for the EcoMobility World Festival set-up exhibition showcasing about 35 types of ecomobile vehicles to give a better idea of the range of ecomobile alternatives. Visitors could also rent city bikes from one of the bike rental stations in the neighborhood and residents were provided bikes for free by the City of Suwon. A real hit among young and old were certainly vehicles that can carry and transport multiple people or cargobikes for transporting goods in an easy and comfortable way. Their practical functions do not only easily substitute conventional cars, but also demonstrate the health benefits that come along with an ecomobile lifestyle. Overall, the feedback was overwhelmingly positive and encouraging. After trying out some of these innovative vehicles, many of the Festival visitors inquired about the possibility of purchasing one of these vehicles for future use. The Festival was a panoply of an ecomobile lifestyle with around 700.000 visitors counted at the EcoMobility exhibition, promotion booths and test track during the month-long Festival which enabled people to discover not only the health but also the fun factor coming along with an ecomobile lifestyle!
The next challenge is to bring the Haenggung-dong’s experiment beyond the walls of Suwon’s Hwaseong Fortress and have other cities, maybe even on a different continent, experience an ecomobile lifestyle during an EcoMobility World Festival.