14.3.2012 Electric vehicle rally to cross the Alps
Now in its third year, the e-miglia electric vehicle rally 2012 will tour through four Alpine countries, a total of around 800 km of zero-emission driving.
What started as a big adventure for the participants, partners and organizers in 2010, has established itself to become an annual event. In 2012 it will take place between 12th and 16th August, and will continue to demonstrate that electric vehicles can master such challenges.
Traditionally the registration for the e-miglia 2012 opens on March 1st, with a total of 30 starting positions available – anyone with a driving license and a pure electric vehicle can register for the rally up until June 15th.
In four daily stages the route leads from Munich through Austria to Italy and ends in the Swiss holiday region of St. Moritz. The entire route of the e-miglia rally marks one big accomplishment assessment for the participants. Up to 280 km a day are covered, including the highest passes of the Alpine region.
The score is settled at the final destination, to keep excitement up until the last moment. The victory will be awarded to the participants that have achieved well in the 'special stages', and those that have consumed the least electrical power over the course of the rally. Evident from previous years, the variety of different vehicle types that will take place will be very diverse.
Through meticulous preparation and precise training, Tim Ruhoff in the Tesla Roadster was able to win the overall standing in 2011, after he had already secured the title in 2010. Christian Wenger-Rosenau in a Jetcar, especially designed and built for this event placed second. The city car Think City, which was driven by the rally experienced Walter 'Fuzzy' Kofler, secured the third place on the podium.
Promised to be a fun event, 2011's outcome proved that it can be anyone's game – with a mixed variety of electric vehicle types reaching the podium. If you are interested in joining the event, visit e-miglia to register.
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