Race around the world with zero-emission vehicles
Starting June 13, 2020, in Paris
A race inspired by Jules Verne’s novel ‘Around the world in 80 days‘. At the time this was written, in 1873, new technology – fossil fuel-based technology – for the first time enabled one to travel around the world within 80 days. Today, we are at a new tipping point for mobility. This time new technology allows us to travel around the world within 80 days without fossil fuel.
A good time for a new adventure.
PARIS, May 16, 2019 – 80 Day Race has announced during a press conference at VivaTech in Paris that 80 Day Race will start its first race around the world from VivaTech June 13, 2020.
The Race Teams come from all over the world and vary from professional, semi-professional, as well as amateur teams. Excited to be a part of this new adventure 4 teams have already started preparing their vehicles and working out the best strategy for their team to obtain a podium place.
40.000 kilometers, crossing 4 continents, 2 oceans and visiting who knows how many charging stations. Race teams will strategically plan their own route between some key cities for the development of sustainable technology.
The basic rules and regulations that teams have to meet, are designed to stimulate creativity, innovation and inventiveness.
Teams will consist of at least two persons; the Team Captain and the Vice Captain. They can be changed between legs and the Vice Captain even during a leg.
All vehicles have to be propelled by renewable resources and are not allowed to have a combustion engine.
Teams will have to respect the local legislation and cultural habits at all times.
The Pacific and Atlantic ocean crossing will be facilitated. For these crossings each team will receive the same amount of time added to their race time.
Teams will be ranked by the amount of time travelled during the race. Thus, the team with the least amount of race time earns the title ’80 Day Race winner’ and will be awarded during the prize giving ceremony.
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