By now you’ve probably picked up that here at FlatSixes we are extremely excited about the future of electrified Porsche tech. Whether battery electric or hybrid or hydrogen or whatever, we’re totally onboard, and that’s why we’re working together with a crew of awesome individuals to bring the next generation of car culture into the here and now. We worked with a great team for a very successful launch of our electrified automotive festival called Autopia 2099 back in December of last year, and now it’s time for another one! In case you missed out on it, the whole idea here is that we’re optimistic about the future, and there’s no better way to celebrate that than with a car show. A car show celebrating the future, a brighter and better future. Autopia 2099 is that show. A shining beacon on the hill to light our way forward into a more optimistic future.
One of the first cars to ever carry the Porsche name on its engineering design was electric. It just took a bit of time, and a whole lot of technological advancement, for Porsche to build a mainstream sports sedan that was ready for daily transportation as well as weekend canyon runs. The company has proved time and time again that electricity can be used to either augment or replace gasoline internal combustion. Not only has Porsche experimented with hybrid and battery electric race cars with the 911 GT3 R Hybrid, the 919 Hybrid LMP1, and the current 99X Electric Formula E racer, but the company has been putting electrified performance in dealer showrooms for over a decade since the launch of the Cayenne S Hybrid in 2010. The pinnacle of hybrid hypercar performance came just a couple years later in the form of the 918! These days you can order up a Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid that will do 0-60 in under 3 seconds, or a Taycan Turbo S that will do it in around 2 seconds.
This isn’t going to be a “normal” car show. There’s no golf course or parking lot, and you don’t have to wear a suit or a giant hat to get in. All electric and hybrid cars are invited, in fact the event is presented by Nissan, but we at FlatSixes want to see a ton of Porsches entered! Whether you have a delivery-mile 918 hypercar or you EV-swapped your old 914, you’re welcome at Autopia 2099. We’re all friends here in the future!
Here are all of the details.
- Where: Craneway Pavillion, 1414 Harbor Way South, Richmond, CA 94704
- When: August 6th, 2022
- Where do I find out more: Check out Autopia 2099 on Twitter and Instagram, or go to Autopia2099.com.
- What’s eligible: Anything powered by electricity. Your home-built projects, your brand-new Taycan Cross Turismo, your experimental hydrogen fuel cell in-line skates, or your kid’s Power Wheels, it’s all welcome. Whether you’re a hyper-miler or a racer or anywhere in between, if you have an appreciation for electric propulsion, Autopia 2099 is where you want to be.
- What else: Retro-futurism is the name of the game with this show. We’re throwing it back to bring it forward. Buck Rogers, Atomic Age, world’s fair, Eames chair, mid-mod, ray gun type stuff. Dress it up, dress it down, bring a good attitude.
- Where do I buy tickets: Check out the Eventbrite page here.
- Our credentials: You might want to know who we are. Autopia 2099 and the future of optimism itself, has been set into motion by Bradley Brownell (Crawford Auto Aviation Museum director, Radwood co-founder, and FlatSixes editor), Jeff Glucker (Hooniverse EIC), Chad Kirchner (EV Pulse EIC and FlatSixes editor), and Kevin McCauley (world-renowned artist behind Capturing The Machine). We have decades of automotive and event planning experience between us, so get ready for the best experience we can conjure.
Tickets are just $5 for spectators, and if you want to bring your electric-powered ride, it’s $15.
Nissan is the event’s title sponsor, and expect cool rides from them, some of the event’s other great sponsors, and even from some of the local EV tuning shops in the SF Bay area.
For more information and updates, check out the Autopia 2099 website!