For award winning shooting director and producer Claudio von Planta it was a no-brainer to become an 80 Day Race ambassador. After witnessing an electric endurance project from students of Imperial College London, he fully supports the transition towards e-mobility. His best known work includes the expeditions ‘Long Way Round’ and ‘Long Way Down’ he filmed, partnering Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman.

“I turned into an electric vehicle convert after filming the 2010 RACING GREEN Alaska to Argentina EV World Record  for BBC World News TV. It was an eye opener to witness first hand how a group of engineering graduates from Imperial College London managed to build an electric sports car reliable and tough enough to drive the entire 26,000km long Pan-American Highway.”

“The 80 Day Race will inevitably encourage more engineers to push the boundaries of inspiring new technologies that will be more powerful, more sustainable and less polluting than the old fashioned over 100 year old combustion engine. It’s a brilliant idea to promote the latest EV technologies on a regular basis with a global racing event. The 80 Day Race will be the perfect opportunity to capture the attention of mass audiences world-wide and boost the nascent EV revolution.”